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Ausgeführte Bauten und Entwürfe von Frank Lloyd Wright
   

On August 15. 1914, a deranged servant set Wright's home on fire.  The bulk of Wright's stock of folio plates, which were to be sold in the US, were either destroyed by the fire or damaged by water: Studies and Executed Buildings By Frank Lloyd Wright, intro by Anthony Alofsin, page 8.  Note water damage on this portfolio and Plate LVI.

 

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Date: 1910

Title: Ausgeführte Bauten und Entwürfe von Frank Lloyd Wright  (Published by Ernst Wasmuth A.-G., Berlin)

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Description: Portfolio Cover Boards.  Each set consisted of two portfolios and 100 separate plates (sheets).  Printed in German. The complete set consisted of 72 plates numbered I through LXIV and included eight with a or b. 28 were tissue overlays and were attached to the corresponding plates.  Each set also included a 31 page introduction, consisting of unbound sheets, folded once. Two sets (four portfolios)  (First Edition) (Sweeney 87)

Size: 16 x 25.5

Pages: Pp Cover Portfolio

S#: 0087.00.0806, 0087.01.0806

   
 
Example of the 1910 Leather Portfolio.  In 1910, another edition was published, bound in half leather with the plates printed on slightly larger and better quality paper.  Note: This complete set recently sold at Shapiro Auction House, Australia for $99,550.
   
Date: 1910 Plate VIII (8)

Title: Ausgeführte Bauten und Entwürfe von Frank Lloyd Wright.  Plate VIII (8) "Studies and Executed Buildings".  Published by Ernst Wasmuth, Berlin, 1910.

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Description: Plate VIII (8) - Perspective of dwelling for Mr. McAfee, Kenilworth, Illinois.  Original vintage lithograph. (Sweeney 87)

Size:

Pages: Plate VIII (8)

S#: 0087.08.0704

   
Date: 1910 Plate VIII (8b)

Title: Ausgeführte Bauten und Entwürfe von Frank Lloyd Wright. Plate VIII (8b).  "Studies and Executed Buildings". (Single Sheet) (Published by Ernst Wasmuth A.-G., Berlin)

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Description: Plate VIII (8b) “House for Mr. McAfee, Chicago,  Grounds.” Original vintage lithograph on tissue.  17.5 x 25. Framed. (Sweeney 87)

Size: 16 x 25.5

Pages: Plate VIII (8b)

S#: 0087.08.1006

   
Date: 1910 Plate XV (15b)

Title: Ausgeführte Bauten und Entwürfe von Frank Lloyd Wright.  Plate XV (15b)  "Studies and Executed Buildings".  Published by Ernst Wasmuth, Berlin, 1910.

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Description: Plate XV (15b) (Tissue) "Ground plan for the Hardy House, Recine, Wisc."  From the Deluxe Edition printed on white Japanese tissue paper. Original vintage tissue lithograph.  (Sweeney 87)

Size: 17.5 x 25

Pages: Plate XV (15b)

S#: 0087.15.0604

   
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This emboss appeared in the lower margin, only in the 1910 Versions.
Date: 1910 Plate XVIII (18)

Title: Ausgeführte Bauten und Entwürfe von Frank Lloyd Wright.  Plate XVIII (18)   "Studies and Executed Buildings".  Published by Ernst Wasmuth, Berlin, 1910. 

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Description: Plate XVIII (18)  "Suburban dwelling of Frank Thomas, Oak Park, IL."  Original vintage lithograph. (Sweeney 87)

Size:

Pages: Plate XVIII (18)

S#: 0087.18.0202

   
Date: 1910 Plate XXXVI (36)

Title: Ausgeführte Bauten und Entwürfe von Frank Lloyd Wright. Plate XXXVI (36).  "Studies and Executed Buildings". (Single Sheet)  (Published by Ernst Wasmuth A.-G., Berlin)

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Description: Plate XXXVI (36)  “Exposition building, containing an exhibition-room and lecture-room for the Larkin Co. at the Jamestown Exhibition; and the interior of the Browne’s Book-Store.  A long narrow room in a down-town building converted into a book-store.  The walls and ceiling were re-formed, and alcoves with chairs and tables provided for the convenience of customers.”  Original vintage lithograph. (Sweeney 87)

Size: 15.75 x 25.25

Pages: Plate XXXVI (36)

S#: 0087.36.0607

   
Date: 1910 Plate LIII (53b)

Title: Ausgeführte Bauten und Entwürfe von Frank Lloyd Wright. Plate LIII (53b).  "Studies and Executed
Buildings".  (Single Sheet) (Published by Ernst Wasmuth A.-G., Berlin)

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Description: Plate LIII (53b) “House, pergola and garage for Burton S. Westcott at Springfield, Ohio.”  Original vintage lithograph on tissue. Framed. (Sweeney 87)

Size: 17.5 x 25

Pages: Plate LIII (53b)

S#: 0087.53.1006

   
Bauten 1.jpg (63519 bytes) Date: 1910 Plate LVI (56)

Title: Ausgeführte Bauten und Entwürfe von Frank Lloyd Wright.  "Living Room for Mr. Coonley, Riverside, IL."  Plate LVI (56) from "Studies and Executed Buildings".  (Published by Ernst Wasmuth, Berlin, 1910.)

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Description: Original vintage lithograph. The "Wasmuth Portfolio" (2 folio volumes, 100 plates) is considered the most important and influential architectural monograph of the 20th century.  1000 sets were printed, with 500 set aside for American distribution.  According to Wright, most of the American sets were destroyed or water damaged in the Taliesin fire of 1914.  This print has some water and smoke damage along the right border from that fire.  In the lower margin is the embossed dry stamp of Wright's square logo with his name.  This is one of the most important and desirable images of the series.  There are only a few interior views. Also reproduced In: 1) #1050 Pg 65;   2) #1401 Pg 51;   3) #1604c Pg 25   4) #1648 Pg 35;  4) #1999-2 Pg 113

Size:

Pages: Plate LVI (56)

S#: 0087.56.0101

   
Date: 1910 Plate LVII (57)

Title: Ausgeführte Bauten und Entwürfe von Frank Lloyd Wright.  Plate LVIIa (57a) "Studies and Executed Buildings".  (Single Sheet) (Published by Ernst Wasmuth A.-G., Berlin)

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Description: Plate LVIIa (57a)  “House for Avery Coonley, Riverside, Ill.”  Original vintage lithograph.  (Sweeney 87)

Size: 16 x 25.5. Framed

Pages: Plate LVIIa (57)

S#: 0087.57.0506

   
Date: 1910 Plate LVIIb (57b)

Title: Ausgeführte Bauten und Entwürfe von Frank Lloyd Wright.  Plate LVIIb (57b) "Studies and Executed Buildings".  (Single Sheet) (Published by Ernst Wasmuth A.-G., Berlin)

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Description: Plate LVIIb (57b)  “House for Avery Coonley, Riverside, Ill., Ground Plan.”  Original vintage tissue lithograph. Framed. (Sweeney 87)  Plate LVIIb (57b)

Size: 16 x 25.5

Pages: Plate LVIIa (57b)

S#: 0087.57.0506

   
Date: 1910 Plate LXII (62)

Title: Ausgeführte Bauten und Entwürfe von Frank Lloyd Wright.  Plate LXII (62) "Studies and Executed Buildings".  Published by Ernst Wasmuth, Berlin, 1910. 

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Description: Plate LXII (62) (Tissue)  "Ground plan for the Bock atelier"  Original vintage tissue lithograph.  (Sweeney 87)

Size:

Pages: Plate LXII (62)

S#: 0087.62.0303

   
Date: 1911

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright Ausgeführte Bauten

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Description: This is the original Ausgeführte Bauten, written by Frank Lloyd Wright and published by Verlegt Wasmuth in 1911 and is all in German. Softcover. (First Edition)  (Two Copies)  (Sweeney 96)

Size:

Pages: Pp 141

S#: 0096.00.0202, 0096.00.0502

   
Date: 1911

Title: Ausgeführte Bauten Und Entwurfe Von Frank Lloyd Wright (Published by Ralph Fletcher Seymour, Chicago)

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Description: (Digital images only) A small booklet announcing the sale of the 1910 Ausgeführte Bauten by Wasmuth, portfolios. "A publication by Wasmuth of Berlin of seventy buildings by this architect, of special interests to the younger architects of America. Printed from drawings prepared for the stones by Mr. Wright expressly for this work, in two portfolios containing one hundred loose plates, and produced in the masterly style for which the German press is famous. ...at a total price of thirty-two dollars delivered... Address all communication direct to, Frank Lloyd Wright, 810 Orchestra Hall, Chicago." Ralph Fletcher Seymour writes, "I had the making of another tiny Wright item the existence of which is no where recorded. It was a little folder entitled ‘Ausgeführte Bauten Und Entwurfe Von Frank Lloyd Wright’ and announces the publication in the United States of his two portfolios of ‘seventy buildings printed from drawings prepared for the stone for this work, published by Wasmuth, Berlin, Germany." Some Went This Way, 1945, p. 125.(Sweeney 100) See additional digital images.

Size: 4.5 x 6

Pages: Pp 7

S#: 0100.00.0214

   
Date: 1911

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright, Chicago. Verlegt bei Eanst Wasmuth A.-G., Berlin 1911. (8. Sonderheft der Architektur des XX. Jahrhunderts.)

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Description: Second Version of "Frank Lloyd Wright Ausgefuhrte Bauten". Text is the same, but laid out differently. Some of the photos and Illustrations also differ. Cover states that "This German issue is for sale only in Europe."  Wright was unhappy with this version that Wasmuth laid out, so Wright visited him with a revised layout and negotiated with Wasmuth.  This version was only to be sold in Europe, while Wright's layout became the above "Ausgeführte Bauten".  More information in "Frank Lloyd Wright, The Lost Years, 1910-1922".  Alofsin, Anthony, Page 76-7  (First Edition)   (Sweeney 101)

Size:

Pages: Pp 113

S#: 0101.00.1204

   
Date: 1924

Title: Ausgeführte Bauten Und Entwürfe by Wasmuth

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Description: This is an undated German edition and was published by Wasmuth in Berlin. 100 Plates but reduced to 13 x 19". All one hundred plates are placed in one portfolio like the 1963 version, and the portfolio is similar to that version. The emboss is missing. This was an unauthorized version, and Wright was not pleased by the poor quality of printing. The text and list of plates included as a separate booklet (see 157b). (First Edition) (Sweeney 157)

Size:

Pages: Pp 100

S#: 0157.00.0404

   
Date: 1924 Booklet - Text and List

Title: Ausgeführte Bauten Und Entwürfe by Wasmuth

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Description: This booklet is included with the 1924 Wasmuth portfolio (Sweeney 157). There are 16 sheets folded once, but unbound. They are loosely placed next to each other. (First Edition) (Sweeney 157)

Size:

Pages: Pp 32

S#: 0157.0b.0404

   
Date: 1963

Title: Buildings, Plans & Designs - Folio

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Description: In 1910, Frank Lloyd Wright published the Wasmuth Portfolio entitled "Ausgeführte Bauten und Entwürfe". It consisted of 100 plates and was published by Ernst Wasmuth in Berlin. In 1963 Horizon Press republished the complete set in its original size, including the case shown here. (First Edition 1963 Printing)

Size:

Pages: Pp 100+

S#: 1534.00.1100

   
EarlyWork-Horizon68R 1.jpg (9755 bytes)Date: 1968

Title: The Early Work By Frank Lloyd Wright  "Ausgeführte Bauten 1911"

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Description: This book was published by Horizon Press and comes in a box slip cover (shown above).  Besides the slip cover there are other differences between this printing and the next (seen below).  Cover has red box, red and gold lettering on spine, red pages inside front and back cover, Glossy paper throughout, and the cover page states 1968.  (First Edition)

Size:

Pages: Pp 143

S#: 1732.00.0199

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EarlyWork-Horizon68G 1.jpg (11110 bytes) Date: 1968

Title: The Early Work By Frank Lloyd Wright  "Ausgeführte Bauten 1911"

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Description: This book was published by Horizon Press and is exactly the same as above except for a few minor differences. No slip cover, cover has gold box, gold lettering on spine, white pages inside front and back cover, Matt paper throughout, and the cover page is missing the 1968.  (First Edition)

Size:

Pages: Pp 143

S#: 1732.00.0100

   
FLWStudyArchCnt-Smith 1.jpg (30977 bytes) Date: 1968

Title: The Early Work By Frank Lloyd Wright  "Ausgeführte Bauten 1911"

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Description: Published by Bramhall. (Hard Cover - DJ) (First Edition)

Size:

Pages: Pp 143

S#: 1732.02.0899

   
Date: 1975 Version With Dust Jacket

Title: Studies and Executed Buildings By Frank Lloyd Wright. Ausgeführte Bauten und Entwürfe von Frank Lloyd Wright. (DJ)

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Description: Published by Prairie School Press. This is a smaller reproduction of the 1910 edition, but bound in book form.  Includes Dust Jacket. (First Edition) (Sweeney 1970)

Size:

Pages: Pp 234

S#: 1970.00.0704

   
Date: 1975 Version

Title: Studies and Executed Buildings By Frank Lloyd Wright. Ausgeführte Bauten und Entwürfe von Frank Lloyd Wright.

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Description: Published by Prairie School Press. This is a smaller reproduction of the 1910 edition, but bound in book form. (First Edition) (Sweeney 1970)

Size:

Pages: Pp 234

S#: 1970.02.0502

   
Date: 1998 Version

Title: Studies and Executed Buildings By Frank Lloyd Wright.

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd; Intro by Anthony Alofsin

Description: Very close to Sweeney 1970, but a little larger in size, and a few changes.  Published by Rizzoli. (First Edition)

Size:

Pages: Pp 226

ST#: 1998.21.0702

   
Date: 1979

Title: (Left) Frank Lloyd Wright Lecture Series, January 16, 23, 30, 1979. (Right) Frank Lloyd Wright: The Wasmuth Edition, Exhibition at the Archicenter, Chicago, January 9 - March 3, 1979. 

Description: Left) "A trio of slide lectures on the work of Frank Lloyd Wright... January 16, Natural Material and the search for a perfect style: the influence of Japanese art on the Prairie School, Ross Edman. January 23, Scale and Proportion in the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, Donald G. Kalec. January 30, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Wasmuth Edition: Another dimension, Richard Twiss."

Right) "Frank Lloyd Wright: The Wasmuth Edition, is the title of a new show to be on display at the ArchiCenter from January 9 through March 3. The exhibit consists of a selection of drawings from the original Ausgefuhrte Bauten und Entwurfe von Frank Lloyd Wright (Studies and Executed Buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright), a 1910 publication commonly referred to as the ‘Wasmuth Edition’." Gift from Kathryn Smith.

Size: 8.5 x 11

Pages: P 1

ST#: 1979.28.0811

   
EarlyWork1911-Dover 1.jpg (35934 bytes) Date: 1982

Title: The Early Work By Frank Lloyd Wright  "Ausgeführte Bauten 1911"

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Description: Published by Dover. (Second Edition)

Size:

Pages: Pp 141

ST#: 1732.03.1198

   
Date: 1983 Dover Version

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright Drawings & Plans of Frank Lloyd Wright, Early Period

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Description: Reprint of the complete portfolio in book form.  Dover Publication (Wasmuth) (First Edition)

Size:

Pages:

ST#: 1983.04.0999

   
Date: 1985

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright - The Early Years. Presented by IC Industries and The Art Institute of Chicago. (Published by IC Industries, Inc., and The Art Institute of Chicago)

Author: Zukowsky, John; Glassman, Paul

Description: The Frank Lloyd Wright 1910 Wasmuth Portfolio Calendar. IC Industries and The Art Institute of Chicago presents this calendar featuring illustrations from the 1910 Frank Lloyd Wright Wasmuth Portfolio. The portfolio consists of one hundred original lithographs documenting Wright’s architectural designs from 1891-1909. This historic document is part of the extensive collection of architectural materials owned by the Art Institute of Chicago. IC Industries acquired the Wasmuth Portfolio for the Corporate art Collection in the summer of 1985. (From page 1.) A spiral bound week by week 1986 desk calendar, inserted into a paper covered hard cover case. Includes 31 illustration from the Wasmuth Portfolio, and an earlier Wright drawing while he worked for Adler and Sullivan. Two Copies. (First Edition)

Size: 11.5 x 8.3

Pages: Pp 88

ST#: 1985.32.1010, 1985.41.0313

   
Date: 1994

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Wasmuth Folios: Representing The Ideal. A exhibition presented by The Temple Hoyne Buell Center for The Study of American Architecture and the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library at Columbia University. February 12 - March 12, 1994.

Author: Anthony Alofsin, Curator.

Description: "Frank Lloyd Wright was in the forefront of modern architects who realized the tremendous potential impact of how architecture is represented. He understood the power of the print media to reach myriads of individuals who would never directly experience his buildings... The folios are the most beautiful compendium of his early work, and they convey the intense interest Wright had in the perfected representation of his architecture... Published over 80 years ago, the plates of the Wasmuth monograph remain works of art, yet these precious objects sill contain within then the power to transform architecture into an ideal representation of how life could be lived. Gift from Kathryn Smith.

Size: 3.7 x 8.5

Pages: Pp 6

ST#: 1994.63.0711

   
Date: 1995

Title: The Great Achievements of the Oak Park Years.  Frank Lloyd Wright, Early Visions. The complete Frank Lloyd Wright: Ausgeführte Bauten of 1911, Supplemented by Additional Illustrations From Frank Lloyd Wright: Chicago, 1911. (Hard Cover - DJ) (Published by Gramercy Books, New York.)

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd; Forward by: Frazier, Nancy; English Translation: Goldstein, Brigitte

Description: This Gramercy edition is an unabridged reproduction of the Ausgeführte Bauten, a collection of photographs of architecture by Frank Lloyd Wright that was first published in Berlin by Ernst Wasmuth in 1911. C. R. Ashbee’s introduction and all of the captions have been newly translated from the original German for this edition. A German-English glossary of terms found in the ground plans is also included. Another unique feature of this Gramercy edition is a special section containing material from a second Wasmuth version of the 1911 book. The selections from Frank Lloyd Wright: Chicago (Number 8 of the series Sonderheft der Architektur des XX Jahrhunderts) are reproductions of all the photographs from this alternate version that did not appear in the Ausgeführte Bauten. (From title page.) Two copies. One copy gift from David Boze.(First Gramercy Edition)

Size: 9.5 x 12

Pages: Pp 166

ST#: 1732.04.1298, 1732.04.0607

   
   
 
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THE BRICKBUILDER
 

Quarter Page Ad Inside Back Cover

Date: March 1913

Title: The Brickbuilder - March 1913 (Published by Rogers and Manson Company, New York, Boston)

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Description: Quarter Page Ad: "Ausgeführte Bauten und Entwürfe von Frank Lloyd Wright" 1910. Original List Price 42 Cents.

Size: 10.75 x 13.5

Pages: Pp Inside Back Cover

S#: 0120.01.0305

   
   

 

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