The designs adapted for this notecard assortment combine Art Nouveau complexity with geometric elegance, and in doing so epitomize the Sullivan sensibility. The images are not printed with ink. The shapes of the illustrations are embossed on high-quality recycled paper.
- 12 assorted cream-coloured embossed notecards (3 each of 4 designs) with envelopes in a decorative box
- Card size: 4.75 x 6 inches
- Printed with soy-based inks on recycled paper
Contains three each of the following notecards:
- Adaptation from ornamental medallion on Schlesinger & Mayer (now Carson Pirie Scott) department store, 1899/1904
- Adaptation from ornamental detail on Auditorium Building, 1887–1889
- Adaptation from ornamental grillwork on Schlesinger & Mayer (now Carson Pirie Scott) department store, 1899/1904
- Adaptation from ornamental detail on Getty Tomb, 1890
About the Artist
Louis Sullivan’s designs stand—among stiff competition—as the preeminent exemplars of Chicago School architecture. He brought to his practice a conviction that ornamentation should arise naturally from a building’s overall design, restating, in a large or small way, themes expressed in the structure as a whole.