Louis Sullivan Embossed Note Cards
Louis H. Sullivan (1856-1924) spent much of his career in a late-Victorian world that bristled with busy, fussy ornament for ornament's sake. He refuted the contemporary style with now-famous dictum that "form ever follows function." (Mies van der Rohe would later streamline the motto to "form is function.") Still, straddling the eras of hyper-ornate design and increasingly austere modernity, by today's standards Sullivan designed overly detailed architectural ornamentation.
The four designs in this note card assortment are adaptations from outstanding examples of Sullivan's landmark ornamentation. Combining Art Nouveau complexity with geometric elegance, they epitomize the Sullivan sensibility.
Contains 12 embossed note cards with 12 envelopes
3 each of 4 designs
Dimensions: 6 x 4.75 inches
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