Louis Sullivan needs YOU!

    Question - which building in Chicago was partly financed by Czar St. Nicholas II of Russia?

    Answer:


    The Louis Sullivan-designed Orthodox Cathedral
    built 1899 to 1903


    You can help preserve it on May 14

    This inspiring work by Louis Sullivan has many urgent and costly renovation needs.

    Because those needs are greater than the Cathedral's parishioners can support, the May 14 event is designed to inform the public about the history of the building and plans for its restoration over time.

    And you never want to miss an opportunity to hear Tim Samuelson bring Louis Sullivan back to life.

    Click here for more info.

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    And on May 20, Tim Samuelson will again bring Louis Sullivan's ideas to life, this time at the Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph St. at 12:15 pm.
    Admission is free and the public is invited. Here's more info.

    Landmarks Illinois, the preservation advocacy group sponsors that one. I repeat, do not miss a chance (or two!) to hear Tim reincarnate the genius of Louis Sullivan.

    Louis Sullivan’s Idea

    Date: May 20

    Time: 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

    Admission: Free

    Place: Claudia Cassidy Theater, second floor of the Chicago Cultural Center

    Speaker: Tim Samuelson, City of Chicago, Cultural Historian


    Despite his notoriety, late-19th century architect Louis Sullivan often has been misunderstood. According to Chicago’s Cultural Historian Tim Samuelson, Sullivan was not trying to be the father of modern architecture. His phrase—“Form Follows Function”—was more a philosophical idea than the actual purpose of the buildings he designed. Come hear Samuelson, the curator of an upcoming exhibit on Sullivan, try to put the pieces of this architectural puzzle into place.

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    Louis Sullivan's Idea is also the name of what is sure to be a not-to-be-missed exhibition opening June 26 at the Chicago Cultural Center.
    Chicago artist Chris Ware and cultural historian Tim Samuelson present an installation of photographs, drawings, documents, and artifacts which will portray his life, writings, and architectural works in the context of his time and original creative intent.

    Jun 26, 2010 - Nov 28, 2010
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