Author Archives: Shrikant Rangnekar

Louis Sullivan: Kindergarten Chats: On Optimism

Let me remark in passing, what this poor word optimism has suffered at the hand of the silly, the superficial and unreflecting, and, above all, at the hand of the professional optimist. We have seen enough to know that a … Continue reading

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Louis Sullivan: Kindergarten Chats: Art of Expression 6: From Work To Creation

What underlies man’s desire to create? To begin with, an must originally have had the notion that he could make rather that that he could create. His idea was to do something, to fashion something, for his immediate use: to … Continue reading

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The Tall Office Building Artistically Considered by Louis Sullivan, 1896

The Tall Office Building Artistically Considered by Louis Sullivan, 1896 The architects of this land and generation are now brought face to face with something new under the sun namely, that evolution and integration of social conditions, that special grouping … Continue reading

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Louis Sullivan: Kindergarten Chats: The Art of Expression 5: Each Problem contains its own Solution.

Inasmuch as you will have problems to meet and solve, let me give you this pointer: Every problem contains and suggests its own solution. Don’t waste time looking anywhere else for it. In this mental attitude, in this mood of … Continue reading

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Louis Sullivan: Kindergarten Chats: The Art of Expression 4: Towards an Universal Art of Expression

Thus is it necessary in a Human Civilization that men in all walks of life (especially those who assume to be leaders in thought) qualify, each in his way, in the all-inclusive art of expression. For Human Civilization has real … Continue reading

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Louis Sullivan: Kindergarten Chats: The Art of Expression 3: Feudal Arts

Now it has been part of out work to expand and concentrate the meaning of words, of phrases. To extricate them from their provincial confinement and let them go free in the world of men. Such a parlor-phrase is now … Continue reading

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Louis Sullivan: Kindergarten Chats: The Art of Expression: Two

[Note: The text is from Kindergarten Chats, condensed and edited] An art of expression must flow from an inner reservoir. It must be the gathered and stored force seeking outlet. It is not as a garment — a something to … Continue reading

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Louis Sullivan: The Art of Expression: One

[Note: The text is from Kindergarten Chats, condensed and edited] Why do you do this? To help you make of yourself an interpreter, a poet. And why should I be a poet? In order that you may evince power of … Continue reading

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Atlas Shrugged Movie Report: May 8, 2011

1. After it’s fourth weekend, Atlas Shrugged movie has taken in a total of $4.2 Million at the box office. Last weekend it played in 228 theaters taking in around $137,000 averaging a low $600 per theater. 2. Atlas Shrugged … Continue reading

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Atlas Shrugged Movie Report: Aglialoro Shrugged?

1. On April 22, John Aglialoro’s company Cybex announced that a $62 million judgement had been entered against it with respect to a December 2010 jury verdict in a product liability lawsuit. See the news item here. This judgement equals … Continue reading

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Atlas Shrugged Movie Report: April 25, 2011

1. The second weekend numbers for the Atlas Shrugged Movie have been disappointing. The movie played in 465 theaters, up from 299 theaters the first weekend. In spite of the number of theaters going up by 50%, the receipts fell … Continue reading

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Atlas Shrugged Movie Report: April 20, 2011

1. Great News! “Business has been brisk enough for producers Harmon Kaslow and John Aglialoro to expand from 299 theaters to 425 this weekend and to 1,000 by the end of the month, they told The Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday. … Continue reading

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Atlas Shrugged Movie & Ayn Rand Polls (Over 4,000+ answers and counting…)

Who are your Top 5 Heroes of all time? Add your own answer, and see others’ answers. Over 2000+ answers already! What is your most favorite scene in Atlas Shrugged? Add your own answer, and see others’ answers. Over 50+ … Continue reading

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Atlas Shrugged Movie Report: April 17, 2011

1. Atlas Shrugged Part 1 Movie opened in 300 theaters nationwide and took in an estimated $1.7 million in its first weekend–14th highest grossing movie this weekend. It made $5,600 per screen, higher than all movies playing except the top … Continue reading

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Atlas Shrugged Rockets up Amazon’s Bestseller List

Atlas Shrugged is rocketing up Amazon’s best seller list. It has gone from #94 to #35 in the last four days! I expect it to reach Top 20 in a couple of days and could even reach Top 10!

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Atlas Shrugged Movie: Help it go Viral

The movie producers have done a brilliant job of publicizing the movie. It is opening in 300+ theaters! I am astonished by the sheer number of mainstream press reviews of the the movie, it appears that Atlas Shrugged has reached … Continue reading

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Louis Sullivan’s Kindergarten Chats: Man’s Powers

Man’s powers mean simply, what man can do. As to his physical nature, man has the power of locomotion, of muscular control; the power to select and manipulate things; to surmount obstacles. Therefore is he by nature a wanderer, a … Continue reading

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Kindergarten Chats by Louis Sullivan: Part 1

I am about one third of my way through the book. For readers’ convenience, Here are all my posts on the book so far. If you enjoy these posts, please subscribe to my blog using the “Email subscription” at the … Continue reading

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Louis Sullivan’s Kindergarten Chats: Of Tulips & Men

1. In growing tulips to make new varieties, the gardener plants seeds naturally or artificially fertilized. Year after year they bloom with a common grayish blossom–showing reversion to the early tulip type. And so they live along, a dull and … Continue reading

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Louis Sullivan’s Kindergarten Chats: Parasitism of Universities

1. Anyone who will take the trouble to investigate universities will shortly discover that, as institutions of learning, so-called, they are bankrupt. Not only are they useless to human aspiration, they are actively pernicious, and their theory of operation is … Continue reading

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