Long before Twitter, substantial content was compressed into catchy phrases like “form follows function”. Digging deeper and going back to the source was a real eye opener. It was always about the head, the heart and the soul and not about nuts and bolts. Get inspired by the full quote as the original idea of “form follows function” was more than an engineers thinking.
„It is the pervading law of all things organic and inorganic, of all things physical and metaphysical, of all things human and all things superhuman, of all true manifestations of the head, of the heart, of the soul, that the life is recognizable in its expression, that form ever follows function. This is the law.“
Sullivan’s essay: „The tall office building artistically considered“ published 1896.
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Louis Sullivan at The Art Institute of Chicago