Art: Richardson v. Richardsonian

Henry Hobson Richardson died of Bright's disease on April 27, 1886, two years after the first steel frame building had been erected in Chicago. Unlike his admirer, the late Louis Sullivan (TIME, Dec. 9), Richardson had nothing to do with the development of the skyscraper, but because he was the most important U. S. architect of the 19th Century, Manhattan's Museum of Modern Art last week hung a gigantic portrait of him in its lobby, published a scholarly critique of his work,* and displayed photographs and plans of his most important buildings all...

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