Encyclopedia of World Biography. Studi- Visser by Paula K. Byers, Suzanne Michele Bourgoin

By Paula K. Byers, Suzanne Michele Bourgoin

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Frank Lloyd Wright, who worked for Adler and Sullivan from 1887 to 1893, had called Sullivan lieber Meister. The historian Henry Steele Commager described Sullivan as ‘‘the most philosophical of American architects . . a disciple of Walt Whitman . . ’’ Further Reading Although not definitive, Hugh Morrison, Louis Sullivan: Prophet of Modern Architecture (1935), is the best and most comprehensive study. Sherman Paul, Louis Sullivan: An Architect in American Thought (1962), analyzes Sullivan’s writings and philosophy and contains a complete Sullivan bibliography of 37 works.

This was a brief experience, however, and in 1955 he returned to New York to become assistant to the publisher and in 1958 the assistant treasurer of the New York Times Company. Arthur Sulzberger had turned from news gathering to administration and financial responsibilities. This was evident in 1963 when he succeeded his brother-in-law, Orvil E. Dryfoos, who had just died of a heart attack, as president of the company. Although he was only 37 years old, his parents chose him over others because his forthright personality invited communication with the editors who helped make policy.

Too much importance is attached to heredity and too little to environment. . ’’ Frank Lloyd Wright, who worked for Adler and Sullivan from 1887 to 1893, had called Sullivan lieber Meister. The historian Henry Steele Commager described Sullivan as ‘‘the most philosophical of American architects . . a disciple of Walt Whitman . . ’’ Further Reading Although not definitive, Hugh Morrison, Louis Sullivan: Prophet of Modern Architecture (1935), is the best and most comprehensive study. Sherman Paul, Louis Sullivan: An Architect in American Thought (1962), analyzes Sullivan’s writings and philosophy and contains a complete Sullivan bibliography of 37 works.

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