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Ronald E. Schmitt

Born: 1939 in Alton, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Schmitt was born in Alton and resides in Urbana. He is a Professor Emeritus with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Biography: Ronald E. Schmitt was an architect in Chicago before becoming a faculty member Professor Emeritus of the School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is now a Professor Emeritus with the School of Architecture, UIUC. He has written several books on architecture.

  • """Architecture and Urban Studies for Sullivanesque"""
  • -- Honorable Mention, Association of American Publishers' Professional/Scholarly Publishing (AAP PSP) Award, 2002

Primary Literary Genre(s): History; Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers


Selected Titles

  A Spectrum of Electric Railways & Transit
ISBN: 9780982660355 OCLC: 924401354

Architecture of Forest Park Community College /
ISBN: 9780615329789 OCLC: 475641417

  Burlington Route: An Album of Steam Locomotives
ISBN: 9780982660317 OCLC: 1001555468

  Chicago Transit Authority :
ISBN: 9780982660348 OCLC: 822028027

  Glimpses of Narrow Guage Railways
ISBN: 9780982660331 OCLC: 739099974

Illinois Terminal: An Album of Steam, Electric and Diesel Locomotives
ISBN: 9780982660324 OCLC: 753988853

Three different types of trains (steam, electric and diesel) from the Illinois Terminal railroad are examined through pictures and history.

  Images of Midwestern Architecture : Downtown Chicago
ISBN: 0988372010 OCLC:

Ronald E. Schmitt

  Images of midwestern architecture : Northern Illinois
ISBN: 9780982660393 OCLC: 793749445

  Images of midwestern architecture : Southern Indiana
ISBN: 9781733596503 OCLC: 1089691463

  Images of midwestern architecture: Northern Indiana
ISBN: 9781733596510 OCLC: 1098240546

Images of Midwestern Architecture: Urbana-Champaign
ISBN: 9780982660362 OCLC:

Sullivanesque: Urban Architecture and Ornamentation
ISBN: 0252027264 OCLC: 47996243

University of Illinois Press, Urbana : 2002

"Sullivanesque offers a visual and historical tour of a unique but often overlooked facet of modern American architecture derived from the work of Louis Sullivan." "Highly regarded in architecture for inspiring the Chicago School and the Prairie School, Sullivan was an unwilling instigator of the method of facade composition - later influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright, William Gray Purcell, and George G. Elmslie - that came to be known as Sullivanesque. Decorative enhancements with botanical and animal themes, Sullivan's distinctive ornamentation mitigated the hard geometries of the buildings he designed, coincided with his "form follows function" aesthetic."--Jacket.