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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Ronald E. Schmitt  

Pen Name: None

Genre: History

Born: 1939 in Alton, Illinois

-- Ronald E. Schmitt on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Schmitt was born in Alton, Illinois and currently resides in Champaign, Illinois. His book, ''Sullivanesque: Urban Architecture and Ornamentation'', is about architecture in Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information


Selected Titles At Your Library

Sullivanesque :
ISBN: 9780252074646. OCLC Number: 148704880

University of Illinois Press,. .

Sullivanesque :
ISBN: 0252027264. OCLC Number: 47996243

University of Illinois Press,. .

"Sullivanesque offers a visual and historical tour of a unique but often overlooked facet of modern American architecture derived from the work of Louis Sullivan." "Highly regarded in architecture for inspiring the Chicago School and the Prairie School, Sullivan was an unwilling instigator of the method of facade composition - later influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright, William Gray Purcell, and George G. Elmslie - that came to be known as Sullivanesque. Decorative enhancements with botanical and animal themes, Sullivan's distinctive ornamentation mitigated the hard geometries of the buildings he designed, coincided with his "form follows function" aesthetic."--Jacket.

Additional Title Information


, University of Illinois Press, 2002


Association of American Publishers' Professional/Scholarly Publishing (AAP PSP)

2002 Award (Honorable Mention)

for Architecture and Urban Studies for Sullivanesque

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