Archive for the ‘Louis Sullivan’ Category

12/13/2006

Awaiting the requiem of winter’s snows

It’s been a rather snowless December in Chicago, not like during my youth. Louis Sullivan’s words come to mind,

A summer has departed: – never that summer to return; a great life has passed into the tomb, and there, awaits the requiem of winter’s snows.

My friend the Sullivan expert Tim Samuelson tells me to visit Graceland Cemetery after a snow, to find this


Louis Sullivan’s tomb for Martin Ryerson. Tim describes how it’s designed so the snow gently gathers in those curves by the ground. Appropriate for a tomb, no?

I’m reminded of how the Japanese put little sculptures in their gardens, with curved roofs, to catch the snow, to display its whiteness and exalt its snow-ness.


I’ll meet you there.

-Edward


*from a prose-poem by Louis Sullivan called “Inspiration.”

12/13/2006

Awaiting the requiem of winter’s snows

It’s been a rather snowless December in Chicago, not like during my youth. Louis Sullivan’s words come to mind,

A summer has departed: – never that summer to return; a great life has passed into the tomb, and there, awaits the requiem of winter’s snows.

My friend the Sullivan expert Tim Samuelson tells me to visit Graceland Cemetery after a snow, to find this


Louis Sullivan’s tomb for Martin Ryerson. Tim describes how it’s designed so the snow gently gathers in those curves by the ground. Appropriate for a tomb, no?

I’m reminded of how the Japanese put little sculptures in their gardens, with curved roofs, to catch the snow, to display its whiteness and exalt its snow-ness.


I’ll meet you there.

-Edward


*from a prose-poem by Louis Sullivan called “Inspiration.”

12/04/2006


Robocop as Frank Lloyd Wright.


I’m off to see Peter Weller as Frank Lloyd Wright, (standing)
Harris Yulin as Louis Sullivan, (sitting).

and a host of others in Frank’s Home at the Goodman Theater.

I’ve seen a scene, which didn’t do much for me, but, full report tomorrow.

I can’t wait to see the set – the Goodman always does a great job with sets,
and the action takes place on the grounds of

the Hollyhock House,
in Wright’s quirky Mayan style,
in Los Angeles. Los Angeles?!

It’s hard to imagine Louis Sullivan in Los Angeles, isn’t it? Well, this play notwithstanding, our Mr. Sullivan did not accept Wright’s invitation to visit him there.

Full report tomorrow,
-Edwardo

12/04/2006


Robocop as Frank Lloyd Wright.


I’m off to see Peter Weller as Frank Lloyd Wright, (standing)
Harris Yulin as Louis Sullivan, (sitting).

and a host of others in Frank’s Home at the Goodman Theater.

I’ve seen a scene, which didn’t do much for me, but, full report tomorrow.

I can’t wait to see the set – the Goodman always does a great job with sets,
and the action takes place on the grounds of

the Hollyhock House,
in Wright’s quirky Mayan style,
in Los Angeles. Los Angeles?!

It’s hard to imagine Louis Sullivan in Los Angeles, isn’t it? Well, this play notwithstanding, our Mr. Sullivan did not accept Wright’s invitation to visit him there.

Full report tomorrow,
-Edwardo

12/04/2006


Robocop as Frank Lloyd Wright.


I’m off to see Peter Weller as Frank Lloyd Wright, (standing)
Harris Yulin as Louis Sullivan, (sitting).

and a host of others in Frank’s Home at the Goodman Theater.

I’ve seen a scene, which didn’t do much for me, but, full report tomorrow.

I can’t wait to see the set – the Goodman always does a great job with sets,
and the action takes place on the grounds of

the Hollyhock House,
in Wright’s quirky Mayan style,
in Los Angeles. Los Angeles?!

It’s hard to imagine Louis Sullivan in Los Angeles, isn’t it? Well, this play notwithstanding, our Mr. Sullivan did not accept Wright’s invitation to visit him there.

Full report tomorrow,
-Edwardo

11/13/2006

The logo for Chicago’s Olympics bid. Nice. Glad the flame is really buildings. The buildings in the logo kind of look like the Sears Tower, but not really. Wouldn’t it be nicer if it showed specific buildings from our storied inventory?

It’s supposed to show “the vitality of a city that rose from the ashes.” But I think fire and Chicago buildings don’t mix. Ask Louis Sullivan.


The green in the logo is for our efforts at sustainability and our parks and the blue is for Lake Michigan. The logo was designed by VSA partners. You’ve seen other work of theirs, for example if you’ve been to Chicago Children’s Theater.

11/13/2006

The logo for Chicago’s Olympics bid. Nice. Glad the flame is really buildings. The buildings in the logo kind of look like the Sears Tower, but not really. Wouldn’t it be nicer if it showed specific buildings from our storied inventory?

It’s supposed to show “the vitality of a city that rose from the ashes.” But I think fire and Chicago buildings don’t mix. Ask Louis Sullivan.


The green in the logo is for our efforts at sustainability and our parks and the blue is for Lake Michigan. The logo was designed by VSA partners. You’ve seen other work of theirs, for example if you’ve been to Chicago Children’s Theater.

11/13/2006

The logo for Chicago’s Olympics bid. Nice. Glad the flame is really buildings. The buildings in the logo kind of look like the Sears Tower, but not really. Wouldn’t it be nicer if it showed specific buildings from our storied inventory?

It’s supposed to show “the vitality of a city that rose from the ashes.” But I think fire and Chicago buildings don’t mix. Ask Louis Sullivan.


The green in the logo is for our efforts at sustainability and our parks and the blue is for Lake Michigan. The logo was designed by VSA partners. You’ve seen other work of theirs, for example if you’ve been to Chicago Children’s Theater.

11/04/2006

Sullivan has no luck.

The Louis Sullivan / Dankmar Adler Pueblo, Colorado Opera House from 1890

On the evening of Feb 29. 1922 a party was held in the ballroom.
It would be the last one.
The next morning,
a cold one,
this picture was taken.

Photos/Pueblo Colorado City-County Library District

11/04/2006

Sullivan has no luck.

The Louis Sullivan / Dankmar Adler Pueblo, Colorado Opera House from 1890

On the evening of Feb 29. 1922 a party was held in the ballroom.
It would be the last one.
The next morning,
a cold one,
this picture was taken.

Photos/Pueblo Colorado City-County Library District