Louis Sullivan

Autobiografia di un’idea 

Tiziana Proietti (Ed.)

CASTELVECCHI | ROME2018 

Autobiography of an idea is not only the story of the life of architect Louis H. Sullivan, but the story of the birth and development of the ideal that influenced his entire work and theoretical thought.

Animated by a constant faith in the power of human beings to operate, think and above all imagine, supported by a keen spirit of observation capable of revealing the reality of things with disarming clarity, and driven by the intimate need to guide the development of modern society and American culture, Sullivan reminisces in the autobiography an existence spent cultivating an idea, protagonist of the story

An idea that feeds itself, day after day, on the instinct of the child of the first pages, and shapes, slowly but firmly, his vision of the world. The history of this idea materializes itself in architecture, that is the expression of the original vocation to form of all things and the place where the creative forces of nature and human beings converge. 

Autobiography of an idea is not only the story of the life of architect Louis H. Sullivan, but the story of the birth and development of the ideal that influenced his entire work and theoretical thought.

Animated by a constant faith in the power of human beings to operate, think and above all imagine, supported by a keen spirit of observation capable of revealing the reality of things with disarming clarity, and driven by the intimate need to guide the development of modern society and American culture, Sullivan reminisces in the autobiography an existence spent cultivating an idea, protagonist of the story

An idea that feeds itself, day after day, on the instinct of the child of the first pages, and shapes, slowly but firmly, his vision of the world. The history of this idea materializes itself in architecture, that is the expression of the original vocation to form of all things and the place where the creative forces of nature and human beings converge. 

Louis Sullivan

Autobiografia di un’idea 

Tiziana Proietti (Ed.)

CASTELVECCHI | ROME2018