WITH 200 PRELIMINARY AND FINISHED DRAWINGS BY FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT
WRIGHT, Frank Lloyd. Drawings for a Living Architecture. New York: Horizon, 1959. Oblong folio (11-1/2 by 13-1/2 inches), original salmon cloth, patterned endpapers, original pictorial dust jacket.
First edition of this extensive study of Wright’s architecture “at the stages of conception and first formulation,” beautifully illustrated with 200 sketches and finished drawings by Wright (75 in color).
By presenting "original sketches and presentation drawings dating from 1885 to 1958 and chosen at Taliesin under the architect's supervision" (Sweeney 1265), this extraordinary production provides considerable insight into the evolution of Wright's genius. The drawings, many of which are published here for the first time, range from rough ground- and floor-plans to elaborately-detailed visions of finished structures.
Book near-fine, dust jacket extremely good with shallow chipping, tape repairs to verso.