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A Closer Look at the Guaranty Building book

A CLOSER LOOK AT THE GUARANTY BUILDING – Louis H. Sullivan’s Masterpiece by Doreen Boyer DeBoth

This book encompasses Sullivan's career, his artistic development, sources, and his system of ornament. His formula of ‘form follows function’ and how the use of terra cotta brought the steel frame to life are explained.

Thirty-two hand drawn pen & ink drawings accompanied by photos of the interior and exterior, give the viewer an opportunity to experience many ornamental motifs that are difficult to see at street level or that are inaccessible if the building is not open. A closer look results in a greater appreciation and understanding of the beauty and complexity of each motif.

The book also includes a two-page timeline of the history of the Guaranty Building from 1896-2011. Excerpts from Buffalo newspapers at the time are included and reflect how the city was rapidly growing and the need for office space was increasing. Information on the amount and cost of the materials are stated, including the manpower required to install various materials both on the interior and exterior of the building.

A two-page bibliography includes sources from books, articles, newspapers and brochures. The terra cotta colored book cover is embossed, and there is a sepia vellum flyleaf of the building from a painting by the author. A testimonial by Peter T. Flynn AIA is included on the last page. The softbound book measures 9.5” in height and 7.5” in width and has 86 pages.


Artsphere Studio Book front cover


After ten years, Artsphere has become well established and is a desired venue for exhibitions, artist talks and book signings within the arts community. The gallery has hosted a multitude of exhibits and has offered many truly talented artists their first shows. To celebrate their first decade, Artsphere produced a catalogue showcasing 33 artists who have had one or more one-person exhibits: Douglas M. Bauer, Caroline Bronckers, Josie Burke, Marti Cattoni, Lukia Costello, Eugene Cunningham, Doreen Boyer DeBoth, Douglas DeBoth, Josephine Skora Filipiak, Bogdan J. Fundalinski, Jerome Greenberg, Pat Jacoby Harris, Heidrun Vilz Heim,Tammy Hoy, Tribute to Violet Gordon, William Koch, Lisa Langer, Alan Larson, Jerome A. Mach, Candace Masters, Michelle Mazur, Carlton R. Meyers, Brian Michelski, Devora Primack, Seana Root, Steve Russ, Deborah Sawyer, Robert Schulman, Randall Webber, Mary Weig, Milton M. Weiser, Jacqueline Welch, and Roman Zabinski.

Artsphere Studio Book back cover

Each artist has one page per exhibit (some have had 2 or 4) that includes 2 images of their work in color and an artist statement. The back cover has testimonials by Joseph Golombek, Jr., North District Council Member; Hal Leader, founder of Printing Prep; and Max Willig, Architect. The softbound book measures 12” in height and 9” in width and has 51 pages.


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