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A System of Architectual Ornament (Louis H. Sullivan).

18658. A System of Architectual Ornament (Louis H. Sullivan).

This paper provides a favorable review of A System of Architectural Ornament, the 1924 book by noted modernist architect Louis H. Sullivan. Sullivanís book is concerned with developing a theory for using ornamentation in architecture. According to Sullivan, designs can be based on a combination of organic elements (such as leaf patterns) and inorganic elements (such as geometric shapes). Sullivan also describes his philosophical views on the creative powers in humankind. KEYWORDS: book review architecture ornamentation art. MLA Style. 6 pages, 9 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source. 1,374 words.

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