November 19, 2018

Primary Source Spotlight: Architecture

Architecture primary source setLibrary architecture collectionsAmerican Treasures of the Library of Congress: Architecture & Design Architecture, Design, and Engineering Drawings collection Brumfield Collection images of the architecture of the Russian North, including Siberia Carnegie Survey of the Architecture of the South collection Gottscho-Schleisner Collection U.S. architectural styles and trends Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering … [Read more...]

Today in History: Louis H. Sullivan

Today in History–September 3–the Library of Congress features architect Louis H. Sullivan, born on this day in 1856 in Boston, Massachusetts. Sullivan moved to Chicago early in his career in 1873. After the great Chicago fire of 1871 there was much work to do and Sullivan became a pioneer in the design of skyscrapers known for his core philosophy that "form ever follows function". Learn more about this prolific architect who inspired generations of others by visiting … [Read more...]

Today in History: Daniel Burnham

Today in History–September 04–the Library of Congress features architect Daniel Burnham, born on this day in 1846. Burnham and his partner, John Wellborn Root, were a central force in the Chicago School of Architecture, which focused on simplicity and functionality. Burnham created plans for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition as well as for the burgeoning city of Chicago. Learn more about this visionary architect by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access … [Read more...]

Today in History: Frank Lloyd Wright

Today in History—June 8—the Library of Congress features architect Frank Lloyd Wright, born on this day in 1867. Famous for his Prairie School houses, Wright also produced plans for public buildings innovative yet practical. His personal life, however was quite the opposite of his architecture. Learn more by the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more resources about this architectural visionary.Frank Lloyd Wright stories from America's LibraryFrank Lloyd … [Read more...]

Today in History: Benjamin Henry Latrobe

Today in History–May 1–the Library of Congress features Benjamin Henry Latrobe, born on this day in 1764. Find out more about early American engineer and architect who helped plan the U.S. Capitol and the White House and many more influential buildings by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to access primary sources about Latrobe and architecture.Benjamin Henry Latrobe drawings & plansBenjamin Henry Latrobe correspondenceBenjamin Henry Latrobe … [Read more...]

Today in History: Architect Cyrus Eidlitz

Today in History–July 27–the Library of Congress features New York and architect Cyrus Eidlitz, born on this day in 1853. Eidlitz was the architect of the Times building, for which Times Square was named. Find out more by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to access more primary source treasures about New York architects and architecture.New York architects image setNew York architecture image setNew York architecture books & articles … [Read more...]