INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION OF FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT’S LANDMARK FUTURE OF ARCHITECTURE
WRIGHT, Frank Lloyd. The Future of Architecture. New York: Horizon Press, 1953. Quarto, original red and white cloth, original dust jacket. $4500.
First edition of this “definitive” volume on architecture as “a basic, organic necessity for a true democracy,” with frontispiece portrait of Wright and 35 photographs of his buildings, inscribed, “Dr. F— B—, Frank Lloyd Wright.”
This seminal work by the most influential architect of the 20th century was "happily welcomed… as one of the most important books of our time." In it Wright presents his theories within the frame of his life's work, augmented by a selection of his famous Princeton, Chicago and London lectures— on the organic nature of architecture and the role of man in determining his environment— collected here for the first time. Included, most notably, is his vision of a new architecture, in the form of two important essays: "Some Aspects of the Future of Architecture" and "The Language of an Organic Architecture." Illustrated with several black-and-white photographs. Sweeney 913. Small bookseller ticket.
Book fine, dust jacket very good with chipping to spine ends, a bit of soiling to front panel, tape repairs to verso.