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Femininity

Daniel E. Snyder

Daniel Snyder is an independent scholar and Principal in Daniel E. Snyder Architect, P.C. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Tender Detail : Ornament and Sentimentality in the Architecture of Louis H. Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Book chapter

...Returning to Sullivan’s story of the dam, it might be worth considering if and how his understanding of “sympathy” is evidenced within his text. Once he had released the retained waters, in worn-out, blissful, satisfaction, Sullivan rested....

The Plastic Decorations Are Distinctly Architectural in Conception

Daniel E. Snyder

Daniel Snyder is an independent scholar and Principal in Daniel E. Snyder Architect, P.C. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Tender Detail : Ornament and Sentimentality in the Architecture of Louis H. Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Book chapter

...The ravine called him “for friendship.” It was a distant call that he answered in denial of school.Sullivan, The Autobiography of an Idea, 54. On that sunny morning he played hooky, collected baked goods from his grandparent’s pantry...

No Damned Sentimentality Either

Daniel E. Snyder

Daniel Snyder is an independent scholar and Principal in Daniel E. Snyder Architect, P.C. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Tender Detail : Ornament and Sentimentality in the Architecture of Louis H. Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Book chapter

...His mother thought he was too effeminate. Writing many decades after the fact, the son, Frank Lloyd Wright, summarized the signs: he lived through his imagination and preferred reading and drawing and music to playing with the other boys...

Introduction: Frank Lloyd Wright—Sentimentalizing over the Dead

Daniel E. Snyder

Daniel Snyder is an independent scholar and Principal in Daniel E. Snyder Architect, P.C. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Tender Detail : Ornament and Sentimentality in the Architecture of Louis H. Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Book chapter

...Wright sat in silence. It was a Sunday night in Chicago’s Oak Park. He was twenty years old.Wright could possibly have been twenty-one. He was not clear what time of year this story occurred. He and his mother, two sisters...

That Supreme Erotic Adventure of the Mind

Daniel E. Snyder

Daniel Snyder is an independent scholar and Principal in Daniel E. Snyder Architect, P.C. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Tender Detail : Ornament and Sentimentality in the Architecture of Louis H. Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Book chapter

...Louis H. Sullivan needed someone to draw ornament. It was the late fall of 1887.Different biographers offer different dates for when Wright first met Sullivan. Twombly, writing in 1973, suggests that it was after November 1887. Writing...

That Object He Became

Daniel E. Snyder

Daniel Snyder is an independent scholar and Principal in Daniel E. Snyder Architect, P.C. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Tender Detail : Ornament and Sentimentality in the Architecture of Louis H. Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Book chapter

...Two of Sullivan’s most important writings were specifically about ornament. Together they begin to clarify his position. The first, the brief essay “Ornament in Architecture,” was published when he was thirty-five years old. By that time...

Integral Ornament at Last

Daniel E. Snyder

Daniel Snyder is an independent scholar and Principal in Daniel E. Snyder Architect, P.C. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Tender Detail : Ornament and Sentimentality in the Architecture of Louis H. Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...Needless to say, Midway Gardens failed to meet the May 1 deadline. But less than two months later, on June 27, 1914, still incomplete, they opened. And to wide acclaim. Kruty described the critical praise, financial success, visitor...

‘Like a Man’

Daniel E. Snyder

Daniel Snyder is an independent scholar and Principal in Daniel E. Snyder Architect, P.C. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Tender Detail : Ornament and Sentimentality in the Architecture of Louis H. Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...Almost two months after its grand opening, Wright was still working feverishly at the Midway Gardens. On Saturday, August 15, 1914, in its festive bar, while eating a late lunch with his son John, he received news. “Taliesin was destroyed...

Daylight rules the modern building

Stephen Eskilson

Stephen Eskilson is Professor of Art History at Eastern Illinois University. He is coauthor of Frames of Reference: Art History and the World (2003) and author of Graphic Design a New History (2007 & 2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Age of Glass : A Cultural History of Glass in Modern and Contemporary Architecture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...One of the essential components of early modern architecture was the windows that served as a gateway for natural light and ventilation. Because these elemental functions of the window were largely superseded by electric lighting...

Epilogue: When We Are Dead

Daniel E. Snyder

Daniel Snyder is an independent scholar and Principal in Daniel E. Snyder Architect, P.C. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Tender Detail : Ornament and Sentimentality in the Architecture of Louis H. Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Book chapter

...The year Sullivan fired Wright, the United States suffered the worst economic depression it had ever experienced: the Panic of 1893. In that singularly inauspicious moment, Wright was forced to start his own firm. Yet somehow he managed...