Wednesday, March 24, 2010

INDIANA PREMIERE! Louis Sullivan: The Struggle for American Architecture

The Friends of Bracken Library, the College of Architecture and Planning, and the Drawings and Documents Archive invite you to the Indiana premiere of the documentary film Louis Sullivan: The Struggle for American Architecture, followed by a talk with the filmmaker Mark Richard Smith on Tuesday, April 6, 2010. The program will take place in the Architecture Building, room 100, beginning at 7:30.
Come earlier (or stay later!) to see the actual cornice from Sullivan's Chicago Stock Exchange building and the incredible work Architecture Professor Michele Chiuini and John Fillwalk from the Institute for Digital Intermedia Arts, along with their students, are doing to reconstruct the building digitally in the exhibit DiCSX (Digital Chicago Stock Exchange) in the nearby CAP Gallery.

It's all FREE and not to be missed!

Called the father of Modernism, Sullivan revolutionized American building styles in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and is known for coining the Modernist design mantra “form follows function.” Many of his buildings have suffered under the guise of urban renewal, but the buildings that remain are extraordinary examples of a singular vision.

Mark Richard Smith’s new film beautifully articulates the grandeur and importance of Sullivan’s contribution to our architectural history. Clips and more information about the film can be found at Become a fan and follow the progress of the film at Facebook and twitter! The film recently debuted in Chicago (of course!) and you can read an incredible review and see video of the Q and A held after the film. Or just be surprised when you come see the film here at Ball State.

See you April 6th!