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General Information

Name:  Ronald E. Schmitt  

Pen Name: None

Genre: History Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1939 in Alton, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Schmitt was born in Alton and resides in Urbana. He is a Professor Emeritus with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Biographical and Professional Information

Ronald E. Schmitt was an architect in Chicago before becoming a faculty member Professor Emeritus of the School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is now a Professor Emeritus with the School of Architecture, UIUC. He has written several books on architecture.


Architecture and Urban Studies for Sullivanesque

Honorable Mention, Association of American Publishers' Professional/Scholarly Publishing (AAP PSP) Award, 2002

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A Spectrum of Electric Railways & Transit
ISBN: 9780982660355. OCLC Number: 924401354

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Architecture of Forest Park Community College /
ISBN: 9780615329789. OCLC Number: 475641417

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Burlington Route: An Album of Steam Locomotives
ISBN: 9780982660317. OCLC Number: 1001555468

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Chicago Transit Authority :
ISBN: 9780982660348. OCLC Number: 822028027

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Glimpses of Narrow Guage Railways
ISBN: 9780982660331. OCLC Number: 739099974

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Illinois Terminal: An Album of Steam, Electric and Diesel Locomotives
ISBN: 9780982660324. OCLC Number: 753988853

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Three different types of trains (steam, electric and diesel) from the Illinois Terminal railroad are examined through pictures and history.

Images of midwestern architecture : Northern Illinois
ISBN: 9780982660393. OCLC Number: 793749445

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Images of midwestern architecture : Southern Indiana
ISBN: 9781733596503. OCLC Number: 1089691463

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Images of midwestern architecture: Northern Indiana
ISBN: 9781733596510. OCLC Number: 1098240546

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Images of Midwestern Architecture: Urbana-Champaign
ISBN: 9780982660362. OCLC Number:

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Sullivanesque: Urban Architecture and Ornamentation
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.