“ARCHITECTURE I KNOW TO BE A GREAT SPIRIT”: FIRST EDITION OF AN AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE, INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT
WRIGHT, Frank Lloyd. An American Architecture. New York: Horizon Press, 1955. Quarto, original rust cloth, original dust jacket. $3800.
First edition of this important overview of Wright’s work, with over 200 illustrations and photographs, presentation copy inscribed and signed by Wright on the front free endpaper: "To —-, Frank Lloyd Wright, 58."
Each chapter considers a major aspect of Wright's theory and work, from his discussion of "What is Architecture" and humans' relations to their living space to Wright's analyses of various building materials and "The Future of Organic Architecture." Numerous photographs and line drawings illustrating Wright's principles and techniques appear throughout. Includes some previously unpublished material from the Taliesin files. Sweeney 1050.
Interior clean, mild discoloration to cloth at edges, extremely good. Dust jacket with minor toning to spine but clean, bright and about-fine.