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THE DISAPPEARING CITY
   
Date: 1932 The Disappearing City DJ

Publication: The Disappearing City (Published by William Farquhar Payson, New York)  (Hard Cover DJ)

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Description: The Disappearing City was rewritten in 1945 and published as "When Democracy Builds."  It was rewritten again in 1958 as  The Living City”.  In 1969 Horizon Press published a new boxed version with Wright's hand written revisions titled "The Industrial Revolution Runs Away."   (First Edition)  (Sweeney 328) For more information see our Wright Study on The Disappearing City.

Pages: 90

0328.00.0405
   
Date: 1932 The Disappearing City

Publication: The Disappearing City (Published by William Farquhar Payson, New York)  (Hard Cover)

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Description: This copy matches the copy with a DJ.  It has a small label that is glued to the cover.  Second copy.  (First Edition)  (Sweeney 328) For more information see our Wright Study on The Disappearing City.

Size:

Pages: 90

0328.01.0303
   
Date: 1932 The Disappearing City (Possible Popular Edition)

Publication: The Disappearing City (Published by William Farquhar Payson, New York)  (Hard Cover)

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Description: Sweeney indicates that a popular edition of the book was published.  The only difference between the two copies is the cover.  This copy is printed on the cover Third copy.  (First Edition)  (Sweeney 328) For more information see our Wright Study on The Disappearing City.

Pages: 90

0328.02.0402
   
   
   
WHEN DEMOCRACY BUILDS
   
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Date: 1945 First Edition

Publication: When Democracy Builds  (Hard Cover - DJ)  (Published by the University of Chicago Press, Chicago)

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Description: In 1932 Wright published his classic indictment on the city as “The Disappearing City”. Wright continued to work on his thesis and in 1945 republished it as "When Democracy Builds".  Copyright 1945 by the University of Chicago. Published 1945.  In 1958 he published his third and final version, “The Living City” expanding and rewriting it completely. Book review in Saturday Review. Original HC List Price $4.00.  (First Edition)  (Sweeney 609)

Size:

Pages: 131

0609.00.1099

   
Date: 1945 Third Impression

Publication: When Democracy Builds  (Hard Cover)  (Published by the University of Chicago Press, Chicago)

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Description: Copyright 1945 by the University of Chicago. Published 1945. Third Impression September 1945.  (Third Edition)  (Sweeney 609)

Size:

Pages: 131

0609.02.0403

   
Date: 1947 Second Impression

Publication: When Democracy Builds  (Hard Cover)  (Published by the University of Chicago Press, Chicago)

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Description: Revised Edition. Copyright 1945 by the University of Chicago. Published 1945. Second Edition 1945. Second Impression 1947.  (Second Edition)  (Sweeney 609)

Pages: 140

0609.01.0799

   
Date: 1950

Title: Usonien: When Democracy Builds (Hard Cover) (Published by Verlag Gebr. Mann, Berlin)

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Dust Jacket

Description: In 1932 Wright published his classic indictment on the city as "The Disappearing City". Wright continued to work on his thesis and in 1945 republished it as "When Democracy Builds". Copyright 1945 by the University of Chicago. Published 1945. This volume was published in Germany from the revised edition published in 1947 by University of Chicago. It includes the additional "Note" by Wright dated September 17, 1945. Published in German with an English translation. Includes 11 plates originally published in 1945. (First Edition) (Sweeney 800)

Size: 7.5 x 10

Pages: Pp 166 +Plates

S#: 0800.00.1212

   
   
   
THE LIVING CITY
   
Date: 1958

Title: The Living City (Published by Horizon Press, New York) (Hard Cover DJ) (Red Letter - Which appears to be First Edition)

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Description: In 1930 Wright gave his renowned lecture on The City at Princeton University. In 1932 he published his now classic indictment as "The Disappearing City". Wright continued to work on his thesis and in 1945 republished it as "
When Democracy Builds". With this third and final version, "The Living City" he expanded and rewrote it completely. He poured all his ideas up to the present. Before the title page there is a quote by Paracelsus, printed in red. The last two un-numbered pages, the Appendix is from Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Essay on Farming, also printed in red. In 1969 Horizon Press published a new boxed version of "The Disappearing City", with Wright's hand written revisions titled "The Industrial Revolution Runs Away". Includes 57 photographs and illustrations, and a foldout (28.75 x 18.25) of Broadacre City in full color. Original list price $7.50. (First Edition) (Sweeney 1218)

Size: 8.25 x 10.25.

Pages: Pp 224

S#:
1218.00,1116
   
Date: 1958 The Living City, Part of Boxed Set

Publication: The Living City (Published by Horizon Press, New York)  (Hard Cover DJ, Boxed)  (Red Letter - Which I believe to be the First Edition)

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Description: Boxed set of three which also includes “The Natural House” and “The Future of Architecture”.  Red letter version and “220 West 42nd Street” address on dust jacket.  Original list price $7.50. (First Edition)  (Sweeney 1218)

Size: 8.25 x 10.25

Pages: 224

1218.01.0107

   
The Living City Boxed Set Cover
   
LivingCityHor 1.jpg (13565 bytes) Date: 1958 Horizon Press Red Letter Version

Publication: The Living City (Published by Horizon Press, New York) (Hard Cover)

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Description: Red Letter Version. This is an exact copy, except that the very first page, a quote by Paracelsus in in Red. The title page had a red square and then the last two pages, the Appendix, from Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Essay on Farming, is in red. Other than that it is an exact copy. Also includes large 28.75 x 18.25 tipped-in foldout of Broadacre City. Original HC List Price $7.50.  (Red Letter) (First Edition)  (Sweeney 1218)

Size: 8.25 x 10.25

Pages: 224

1218.02.0899

   
Date: 1958 Horizon Press

Publication: The Living City (Published by Horizon Press, New York) (Hard Cover)

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Description: In 1930 Wright gave his renowned lecture on The City at Princeton University.  In 1932 he published his now classic indictment on the city as “The Disappearing City”.  Wright continued to work on his thesis and in 1945 republished it as "When Democracy Builds".  With this third and final version, “The Living City” he expanded and rewrote it completely.  He poured all his ideas up to the present. It includes 57 photographs and illustrations, and a foldout (28.75 x 18.25) of Broadacre City in full color.  In 1969 Horizon Press published a new boxed version of “The Disappearing City”, with Wright's hand written revisions titled “The Industrial Revolution Runs Away”. Also includes large 28.75 x 18.25 tipped-in foldout of Broadacre City. Original HC List Price $7.50. (First Edition)  (Sweeney 1218)

Size: 8.25 x 10.25

Pages: 224

1218.03.0799

   
Date: 1958 Bramhall House

Publication: The Living City (Published by Bramhall House, New York, a division of Clarkson N. Potter, Inc.) (Hard Cover DJ)

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Description: This version is undated, but does not seem to have any other changes to it. Also includes large 28.75 x 18.25 tipped-in foldout of Broadacre City. (First Edition)  (Sweeney 1218)

Size: 8.25 x 10.25

Pages: 224

1218.04.1106

   
Date: 1963

Title: The Living City (Soft Cover) (Mentor Books are published in the United States by the New American Library of World Literature, Inc., New York.)

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Description: First Mentor Books edition. Copyright 1958 by Horizon Press Inc. "A master architect of the twentieth century unfolds his revolutionary idea for a city of the future, a brilliant solution to the ills of urbanization whereby man can attain dignity in his home, his work, his community. Broadacre City is a decentralized community in which the distinction between country and city is obliterated. It is a vast design of dwellings – prefabricated cottage apartment-office building, home for sloping ground, luxury home, school and theater..." Chicago Sunday Tribune. (Page I.) (First Edition) (Sweeney 1218)  

Size: 4.25 x 7

Pages: Pp 255

S#:
1218.05.0617
   
   
   
THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION RUNS AWAY
   
Date: 1969 Box Slipcase

Publication: The Industrial Revolution Runs Away  (Hard Cover - Boxed Slipcase)  (Published by Horizon Press, New York)

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Description: In 1932 Wright published his now classic indictment on the city as “The Disappearing City”.  Wright continued to work on his thesis and in 1945 republished it as "When Democracy Builds".  In 1958 he published his third and final version, “The Living City” which he expanded and rewrote completely.  In 1969 Horizon Press published a new boxed version of “The Disappearing City”, with Wright's hand written revisions titled “The Industrial Revolution Runs Away”.  It is a facsimile of the original edition reproducing each page as subsequently revised and written in Wright's own hand.  This edition also includes facing pages presenting the new text complete with the revisions.  Two Copies, one with the slipcase and one without.  (#91A & #266 - This edition is limited to 1,250 numbered copies of which 250 are not for sale.) (First Edition) (Sweeney 1775)

Size: 10.5 x 13.75

Pages: 187

1775.00.0600
1775.00.1102

   
1969 Hard Cover

 

   
Date: 1969 Publisher's Proof

Publication: The Industrial Revolution Runs Away (Hard Cover - Boxed Slipcover) (Published by Horizontal Press, New York)

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Description: In 1932 Wright published his now classic indictment on the city as “The Disappearing City”. Wright continued to work on his thesis and in 1945 republished it as "When Democracy Builds". In 1958 he published his third and final version, “The Living City” which he expanded and rewrote completely. Wright has now gone back to the original. This edition includes a facsimile of the author's copy of the original 1932 edition of The Disappearing City as revised in his hand and contains the new text complete with his revisions on facing pages. This copy is a "For Review" galley copy. It has the same slipcase as the hard copy edition, but is loose - unbound, and in twelve separate sections of complete contents, 187 pages, and includes a Portrait. This copy is not numbered, but hand written in its place "For Review". This edition is limited to 1,250 numbered copies of which 250 are not for sale. Original list price $40.00. (First Edition) (Sweeney 1775)

Pages: 187

Size: 10.5 x 13.75

1775.04.1210

   
Date: 1969

Publication: The Industrial Revolution Runs Away - News Release (Published by Horizontal Press, New York)

Author: Horizon Press

Description: Original News Release found inside slipcase. "For Immediate Release. A Rare Facsimile and New Text by Frank Lloyd Wright. The Horizon Press double edition of The Industrial Revolution Runs Away/The Disappearing City comprises one of the most important documents in the work of Frank Lloyd Wright. It will be published on December 1st. The writing of The Disappearing City – first published in 1932, almost immediately thereafter out of print and long sought since – was a startling act of prophecy. Now regarded as the classic indictment of the city, it was a searing protest against the inhumanity soon bound to become unbearable in rampant urbanism... For years, Frank Lloyd Wright kept returning to the problem, with a copy of The Disappearing City at his side, making continuous handwritten revisions in it; and finally changing even the title... In this new edition, all the left-hand pages contain reproductions, page for page, of the entire original book - from the very copy in which he made his handwritten revision – and each facsimile page is then faced by the new text which includes all the revisions, complete."

Pages: 1

Size: 8.5 x 11

1775.05.1210

   
 
   

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