"TO ONE OF OUR SHORT-TERM IRISH HEROES": IN THE NATURE OF MATERIALS, INSCRIBED BY FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT
HITCHCOCK, Henry-Russell. In the Nature of Materials. 1887 – 1941. The Buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright. New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1942. Quarto, original red cloth. $3800.
Early printing, inscribed by Wright on the title page, " To one of our short-term Irish heroes, Tony Jacobs. Frank Lloyd Wright. Nov 24/50.
Inspired largely by the Wright exhibit of the same name at the Museum of Modern Art in 1940 and written with Wright's consent and cooperation, In the Nature of Materials attempts "to display as fully as may be the architectural work and projects of Wright…" from his earliest projects to the time of publication. Hitchcock discusses how Wright's innovative genius manifests itself in the lasting productions built over his long career, reinforcing Wright's stature as the pre-eminent American architect of the 20th century. With numerous photographs and plans. Without original dust jacket. Sweeny 573.
Inner paper hinges repaired, a few marks to original cloth. A very good inscribed copy.