About this artwork
Comprehensive guide to Louis Sullivan materials at the Art Institute and related resources. List and photographs of Louis Sullivan buildings extant in Chicago. Champion of [Dankmar] Adler and [Louis H.] Sullivan’s Guaranty Building in Buffalo, New York, and the Wainwright Building in St. Louis, Missouri, John D. Randall was a prominent Chicago architect, author, and preservationist. A graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology and a student of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Randall led campaigns to save important works of Louis Sullivan’s architecture in Chicago and throughout the United States. In the 1990s, Randall was also the author of a revised and expanded edition of his father Frank D. Randall’s comprehensive History of the Development of Building Construction in Chicago. This collection is comprised of Randall’s writings, correspondence, photographs, and miscellaneous publications.
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- John Randall (Collected by)
- John D. Randall Papers
- Made 1884–1993
- Manuscripts, books, printed papers, posters, black and white photographic prints, and postcards.
- 1 portfolio: H.: 99.1 cm (39 in.)
- Gift of John D. Randall, 1994; Richard Nickel Archive and an unknown source, 2014