Dr. Margaret Herman

About Dr. Margaret Herman

Dr. Margaret Herman earned a Ph.D. from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, where she specialized in early twentieth-century architecture and urbanism. She holds an M.A. from Queens College, and has taught courses in art and architectural history at City College, Parsons, and Montclair State University.

Detail of terracotta exterior with "Chicago" windows at right, Louis Sullivan, Carson, Pirie, Scott Building, 1899 and 1903-04, Chicago (photo: Kevin Zolkiewicz, CC: BY-NC-SA 2.0)
Sullivan believed that “form must ever follow function” and designed this department store with that adage in mind.

An early skyscraper