Charles E. Gregersen’s New Book Corrects Architectural History

‘Louis Sullivan and His Mentor, John Herman Edelmann, Architect’ shows Edelmann’s influence on Sullivan’s architecture.

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“This book should cause anyone interested in the work of Louis Sullivan to re-evaluate certain aspects of his reputed achievements.”

Chicago (PRWEB) March 11, 2014

Author Charles E. Gregersen aims to correct the history surrounding two famous architects in his new book, “Louis Sullivan and His Mentor, John Herman Edelmann, Architect” (published by AuthorHouse).

“The record of history has so far not given John Edelmann the credit he is rightfully due for the critical role he played in the development of Louis Sullivan’s world famous architecture,” Gregersen says. “If Louis Sullivan had his way, all we would ever know about John Edelmann are the vague generalities in his ' The Autobiography of an Idea’.”

In his new book, Gregersen shows historical record confirming Edelmann’s critical role in the development of Sullivan’s architectural style through Sullivan’s apprenticeship at Edelmann’s office. Gregersen states that Sullivan schemed to prevent Edelmann from replacing him as a junior partner, thereby ending Sullivan and Edelmann’s professional relationship and forcing Sullivan to find his own form of architectural expression.

Gregersen asserts the issues he raises in his book are the real facts of the development of Sullivan’s career – facts often left out of architectural history books.

“History as we receive it is not always entirely true and needs to be subject to further examination,” Gregersen says. “This book should cause anyone interested in the work of Louis Sullivan to re-evaluate certain aspects of his reputed achievements.”

“Louis Sullivan and His Mentor, John Herman Edelmann, Architect”
By Charles E. Gregersen, AIA, NCARB
Softcover | 8.25 x 11 in | 142 pages | ISBN 9781481767965
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Charles E. Gregersen received his academic architectural training at the Illinois Institute of Technology. One of his projects, the restoration of the Gaylord Building in Lockport, Ill., received a Presidential Award for Historic Preservation from President Ronald Reagan. He retired from full-time practice in 2005 and now assists his daughter on a part-time basis in the firm of Gregersen & Gregersen, Architects, Ltd.

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