Volume 1 of Selected Drawing Portfolio. New York: Horizon Press, 1977. Edition #A186/500. Large folio, 50 color plates, contained within a black cloth case. Selected Drawing Portfolio is a definitive retrospective of his work including a number of previously unpublished Wright drawings. 50 mounted color plates on heavy card stock wrapped in original glassine wrapper and laid into its original printed folder, set into original heavy black cloth covered clamshell with red titles and ivory latches with original cardboard outer box with paper label.
Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) was a great American architect and writer. Over a 70-year career, he designed over 1,000 structures of every possible type, of which some 532 were built. He is best known for unprecedented architecture such as Fallingwater, the Guggenheim Museum, and Unity Temple. His ‘Prairie style’, which reflected the flat landscape of the Midwestern United States and advocated for buildings with a strong emphasis on horizontality and natural materials, with broad, flat roofs with wide overhanging eaves, became the basis of 20th-century residential design in the United States. His philosophy of “organic architecture” has attracted numerous followers to Wright’s own Taliesin Fellowship, which has evolved into a formal school of architecture that still exists today.
|Artist First Name||Frank Lloyd|
|Artist Last Name||Wright|
|Materials||Large folio, 50 color plates, contained within a black cloth case|
|Markings||New York: Horizon Press, 1977. Edition #A186/500|
|Size||Box Dimensions: 23 1/2" H x 18"W|
|Comments||Very good condition. Outer box lid has some creases and small dents.|