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Louis H. Sullivan: A System of Architectural Ornament According with a Philosophy of Man's Powers

December 24, 2008–February 18, 2009
Gallery 24

The final work of Louis Sullivan, A System of Architectural Ornament, was produced by the impoverished architect in 1922 and 1923 at the request of the Art Institute. Ten pencil drawings by Sullivan showcase his understanding of ornament as the bridge between nature and science as well as the organic and the inorganic.