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  MODERN ARCHITECTURE (1930)    TWO LECTURES (1931)    ARCHITECTURE AND MODERN LIFE (1937)    AN ORGANIC ARCHITECTURE (1939) 
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MODERN ARCHITECTURE, BEING THE KAHN LECTURES FOR 1930
 
KahnA 1.jpg (38999 bytes) Date: 1931

Title: Modern Architecture, Being the Kahn Lectures for 1930  (Hard Cover - Illustrated Boards)  (Published by Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey)

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Description: Wright delivered a series of six lectures at Princeton University in 1930. The six lectures included "Machine, Materials and Men"; "Style in Industry"; "The Passing of the Cornice"; "The Cardboard House"; "The Tyranny of the Skyscraper"; "The City". "Preface. Prefaces, like all introductions, are usually unnecessary but courteous formalities. They are too often the transition between nothing that has gone before and something worthwhile that is to follow. Yet it was not so long ago that Frank Lloyd Wright, a man who most Europeans consider America's leading architect and designer, a man whose originality has influenced the trend of modern architecture in Europe, needed an introduction to most of his fellow countrymen. As early as 1903, at Hull House in Chicago, Frank Lloyd Wright challenged all romantic efforts to escape from the realities of a modern machine world when he objected to the formation of a Society of Arts and Crafts to perpetuate the pseudo-medieval dreams of Morris in Ruskin, and read a paper on "The Arts and Craft of the Machine..." E. Baldwin Smith. In 1953, this book was reprinted in full as part of "The Future of Architecture" pages 67-182 (S.913). Book Review in Saturday Review. 8.5 x 11. (First Edition) Second copy acquired from the Museum of Science and Industry, New York. (Designed Cover) Original list price $4.00. (First Edition)(Sweeney 250)

Size: 8.5 x 11

Pages: Pp 115

S#: 0250.00.0801, 0250.02.0518

   
Date: 1931

Title: Modern Architecture, Being the Kahn Lectures for 1930  (Hard Cover - Cloth)  (Published by Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey)

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Description: Wright delivered a series of six lectures at Princeton University in 1930.  The six lectures included ”Machine, Materials and Men”; “Style in Industry”; “The Passing of the Cornice”; “The Cardboard House”; “The Tyranny of the Skyscraper”; “The City”.  In 1953, this book was reprinted in full as part of “The Future of Architecture” pages 67-182 (S.913).  This cloth cover edition is exactly the same as the above printed cover. Note on cloth cover. Our research indicates that this volume was produced as a hard cover and covered in paper with a printed design. There is no indication that it was ever produced as a cloth cover with dust jacket. But it is interesting to note that we acquired a second cloth covered copy and both are exactly the same, and other than the cloth or paper cover, are exactly the same. There is no indication that either cloth covers were rebound. This leads us to wonder if the cloth covered versions were also produced by the publisher. Book Review in Saturday Review. Two Copies. (First Edition)  (Sweeney 250)

Size: 8.5 x 11

Pages: Pp 115

S#: 0250.01.0501, 0250.03.1011

   
Side note: Modern Architecture, Being the Kahn Lectures for 1930. Of interest is the illustration that proceeds Chapter 5. The illustration is entitled "Bock Ateliers. Concrete. Slab Roof. Stone Washes and Water Table. Windows Wrapping Corners to Express Interior Space. 1902." Bock met Wright in 1892 while working for Adler & Sullivan. Bock’s first commission from Wright was for the Frieze on the third floor of the Heller Home (1896 - S.038). He also worked on other Wright projects including the Stork (1898) and Boulder (1898) for Wright’s own Studio, the Dana Residence (1902 - S.072), Larkin Building (1903 - S.093), Scoville Park Fountain (1903 - S.094), Unity Temple (1904 - S.096), Martin (1904 - S.100), City National Bank (1909 - S.155), and Midway Gardens (1913 - S.180) just to name a few. In 1902 Wright to design a home and studio for Bock. It was designed in concrete. This was two years before the concrete Unity Temple, twenty-one years before Wright’s first concrete block home, the Millard Residence (1923 - S.214), and 49 years before the first Usonian Automatic, the Adelman Residence (1951 - S.344). Wright included the concrete "Bock Ateliers" in his 1910 Wasmuth Portfolio Plate LXII. Although the 1902 window casements were most likely designed in wood, Wright slightly modified the 1931 window design to include mitered glass corners, a precursor to Wright’s 1951 Usonian Automatic Homes.
"Bock Ateliers" 1931 Modern Architecture.

"Bock Ateliers" 1910 Wasmuth Portfolio Plate LXII.

   
Date: November 9, 1932

Title:

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT
Rebel... Prophet... Genius
Lectures on: MODERN ARCHITECTURE at the ALBRIGHT ART GALLERY, Buffalo, N.Y.
NOVEMBER 9th (1932)     8:30p.m.

Author: Albright Art Gallery

Description: This poster announced Frank Lloyd Wright's lectures on Modern Architecture.  This was two years after he spoke at Princeton.  Those lectures were published in 1931, in his book called MODERN ARCHITECTURE, Being the Kahn Lectures for 1930.  My assumption would be that since the title was the same, he spoke on some of the same subjects that were published in his book.  Along the lines of a "Book Tour".

Size: 11 x 14

S#: 0250.02.0401

   
Mod-1.jpg (50585 bytes) Date: 1932

Title: BUFFALO COURIER EXPRESS, Sunday, Nov. 6th, 1932. To Lecture: Frank Lloyd Wright, internationally known architect and author of An Autobiography, will speak at the Albright Art Gallery Wednesday evening at 8:30 o'clock.  His subject will be Modern Architecture.  Mr. Wright designed numerous structures in Buffalo.

Author: Buffalo Courier Express

Description: (Received this as a fax from the Albright Knox Art Gallery, Archive Department)

S#: 0250.03.0401

   
Mod-2.jpg (94088 bytes) Date: 1932

Title: BUFFALO (N.Y.) EVENING TIMES, Thursday, Nov. 10th, 1932

Author: Buffalo Evening Times

Description: (Received this as a fax from the Albright Knox Art Gallery, Archive Department)

S#: 0250.04.0401

   
Date: 1987

Title: Modern Architecture, Being the Kahn Lectures for 1930  (This facsimile edition published by Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale and Edwardsville)  (Hard Cover, Printed)

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd; Original Preface by Smith, E. Baldwin; New introduction by Pfeiffer, Bruce Brooks.

Description: First published in 1931 by Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, after Wright delivered a series of six lectures at Princeton University in 1930.  The six lectures included ”Machine, Materials and Men”; “Style in Industry”; “The Passing of the Cornice”; “The Cardboard House”; “The Tyranny of the Skyscraper”; “The City”. In 1953, this book was reprinted in full as part of “The Future of Architecture” pages 67-182 (S.913).  (Second Edition)

Size: 8.5 x 11

Pages: Pp 115

ST#: 1987.42.0407

   
Date: 2006

Title: The Greatest American Speeches (Hard Cover DJ) (Published by Quercus Publishing Ltd, London)

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Description: Chapter 20: “Form and function seen as one: of such is democracy.”  From a lecture given at Princeton (1930) and in London (1939).  Includes brief history and excerpts.  Original list price £20.00.  (First Edition)

Size: 7.5 x 10.6

Pages: Pp 91-93

S#: 2006.20.0907

   
   
   
TWO LECTURES ON ARCHITECTURE
 
Date: 1931

Title: Two Lectures on Architecture (Soft Wrap Around Cover) (Published by The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago. Printed by The Lakeside Press, R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, Chicago.)

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Description: The text of the two lectures given to The Art Institute of Chicago on October 1&2, 1930. Two thousand copies were printed. Original SC List Price $0.75. In 1953, this book was reprinted in full as part of "The Future of Architecture" pages 183-219 (S.913). Photographs and illustrations include: Office Building project, Taliesin (4), Midway Gardens, St. Marks Tower, Ennis Residence, Gordon Strong Project. 7.5 x 10.5. (First Edition) (Three copies, one missing DJ) (Sweeney 261)

Size: 7.5 x 10.25

Pages: Pp 63

S#: 0261.00.0902, 0261.01.0907, 0261.02.1016

   
   
   
ARCHITECTURE AND MODERN LIFE

Date: 1937

Title: Architecture & Modern Life (Hard Cover DJ) (Published by Harper & Brothers, New York and London)

Author: Brownell, Baker & Frank Lloyd Wright

Description: What is the effect of architecture on modern life? What, conversely, is the effect of modern life on architecture? What will be the architecture of tomorrow? In a work of unique scope and variety, an eminent architect and a student of contemporary thought survey the whole field of architecture in its relation to our modern social structure, define present trends, and dare to prophesy a future when society and architecture will complement each other in experience the ideals of a new and vital civilization. (Publishers description.) A collaboration between Wright and philosopher Baker Brownell. "In a work of unique scope and variety, an eminent architect and a student of contemporary thought survey the whole field of architecture in its relation to our modern social structure, define present trends, and dare to prophecy a future when society and architecture will complement each other in expressing the ideals of a new and vital civilization..." Dust Jacket.) Chapter I, "Architecture and Social Life" was jointly authored. Chapters II and IV by Wright, Chapters III, V and VI by Brownell. The final, Chapter VII, "Broadacre City, A Dialogue on the Nature of Structure in Architecture and in the Integral Life". Three photos by Edmund Teske, one by Baker Brownell, four illustrations by Wright, three photographs of the Broadacre City Model and four detail photographs of Broadacre City. In 1953, two of Wright's chapters in this book were reprinted in full as part of “The Future of Architecture” (S.913) pages 33-64 and pages 295-318. Book review in Saturday Review. Original list price $4.00. Two copies, one with a dust jacket. (First Edition) (Sweeney 405)

Size: 6.4 x 8.9

Pages: Pp 339

S#: 0405.00.1099, 0405.01.0517

   
Architecture & Modern Life Full Cover, Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright
   
Date: 1937 (Third Edition)

Title: Architecture And Modern Life (Hard Cover)  (Published by Harper & Brothers Publishing, New York and London)

Author: Brownell, Baker; Wright, Frank Lloyd

Description: A collaboration between Wright and philosopher Baker Brownell. Chapter I, "Architecture and Social Life" was jointly authored. Chapters II and IV by Wright, Chapters III, V and VI by Brownell. The final, Chapter VII, "Broadacre City, A Dialogue on the Nature of Structure in Architecture and in the Integral Life". Three photos by Edmund Teske, one by Baker Brownell, four illustrations by Wright, three photographs of the Broadacre City Model and four detail photographs of Broadacre City. First Edition cover and spine, brown with gilt lettering and lines. Title page two color, brown and black. Third edition cover blank, spine in brown letters and lines. Title page one color, black. Original list price $4.00. (Third Edition) (Sweeney 405)

Size: 6.4 x 8.9

Pages: Pp 339

S#: 0405.03.0413

   
   
   
AN ORGANIC ARCHITECTURE
 
Date: 1939

Title: An Organic Architecture: The Architecture of Democracy. Frank Lloyd Wright (Hard Cover DJ) (Published by Lund Humphries & Co. LTD., London)

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Description: The Sir George Watson Lectures of the Sulgrave Manor Board. Four lectures delivered on four different evenings... "were given by Mr. Frank Lloyd Wright at the Royal Institute of British Architects during his visit to England in May, 1939, as holder of the Sir George Watson chair of the Sulgrave Manor Board."  In 1953, the four lectures were reprinted in full as part of “The Future of Architecture” pages 221-293. Portrait of Wright on cover. Begins with a color photograph of Taliesin, and ends with 24 illustrated plates with included: A layout of Taliesin, six photographs of Taliesin, Spring Green, one of which includes Broadacre City models; Three photographs and two illustrations of Fallingwater; One photograph of the model, floor plan and side view of the Ardmore Experiment (Suntop Quadruple); Three illustrations of the Jacobs House; Three photographs and three illustrations of S. C. Johnson; and two photographs of Taliesin West. Original cover price £6. (First & Second Editions) (Sweeney 463)

Size:

Pages: Pp 56

S#: 0463.00.1014 (1st), 0463.01.0802 (2nd)

   
Date: 1940

Title: New Directions In Prose & Poetry (Hard Cover) (Published annually by New Directions, Norfolk, Connecticut)

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd; Section IV Edited by Kaufmann, Edgar Jr.

Description: Section IV: New Directions in Design. I: "The New Design and Public Acceptance." Includes references to Wright. "...The most important contribution our design world has made (expressed in architecture and writing on it) is that of Frank Lloyd Wright; an organic concept based as much on inspiration as on experience. He emphasizes function and material as did the Bauhaus and adds, as their equivalents, the user and the environment. It would be hard to overestimate the fundamental changes which the inclusion of these two basic factors indicates..."
Section IV: II: "Excerpt From London Lectures." In May, 1939, Frank Lloyd Wright lectured at the Royal Institute of British Architects during his visit to England, as holder of the Sir George Watson chair of the Sulgrave Manor Board. These were published in "An Organic Architecture: The Architecture of Democracy," Wright, 1939. "In the meantime, what great creative work have we to show as an actual working basis for the life which we have led or as proof of its validity? Not much. No, it was truly an escapist life we have led. We will find there in that life just application of the word ‘escapist’ if the word has any meaning at all...
Section IV: III: "Taliesin West is the Arizona home of Mr. And Mrs. Frank Lloyd Wright and the Taliesin Fellowship. The base is large blocks of stone dumped, with cement, into forms. On this is erected a framework of rough stained red wood which supports roof and sides of double canvas flaps. It is one of the clearest of Mr. Wright’s poetic accomplishments." Includes five photographs of Taliesin West.


Size: 6.25 x 8.25

Pages: Pp 257-278

S#:
0502.01.0317
   
   
   
 
   
Date: 1945

Title: F. L. Wright, Architettura Organica. L’Architettura della Democrazia (Organic Architecture. The Architecture of Democracy) (Hard Cover) (Published by Muggiani Tipografo, Milan, Italy)

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Description: Printed in Italian. First published in 1939 by Lund Humphries & Co. LTD., London. The Sir George Watson Lectures of the Sulgrave Manor Board. Four lectures delivered on four different evenings... "were given by Mr. Frank Lloyd Wright at the Royal Institute of British Architects during his visit to England in May, 1939, as holder of the Sir George Watson chair of the Sulgrave Manor Board." In 1953, the four lectures were reprinted in full as part of "The Future of Architecture" pages 221-293. Frontispiece is a color photograph of Taliesin West. Also includes a B&W plate of Frank Lloyd Wright with his apprentices at Taliesin, 1937. Label pastes on inside back cover, Net Price £400. (First Editions) (Sweeney 608)

Size: 5.75 x 8.6

Pages: Pp 180

S#:
0608.00.1017


   
Date: 1959

Title: A Treasury of Great American Speeches  (Hard Cover)  (Published by Hawthorn Books, Inc., New York)

Author: Ed. Hurd, Charles; Wright, Frank Lloyd

Description: A new integrity of human life. May 1939, given in response to an invitation to deliver the annual Sir George Watson Lectures of the Sulgrave Manor Board. (First Edition)

Size:

Pages: Pp 194-9

S#: 1275.01.0102

   
Date: 1970 Version

Title: An Organic Architecture: The Architecture of Democracy  (Hard Cover DJ)  (Published by M.I.T. Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts)

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Description: First published in 1939 (S.463).  The Sir George Watson Lectures of the Sulgrave Manor Board.  Four lectures delivered by Wright at the Royal Institute of British Architects in May, 1939.  In 1953, the four lectures were reprinted in full as part of “The Future of Architecture” pages 221-293 (S.913).  This facsimile edition published by M.I.T. Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts. (First Edition) (Sweeney 1815)

Size:

Pages: Pp 56

S#: 1815.00.0303, 1815.00.0504

   
Date: 1974

Title: Le Matrici Di Una Architettura Organica. F. LL. Wright (The Matrix of An Organic Architecture) (Stiff Soft Cover with Wrapper) (Published by Teorema Edizioni, Florence)

Author: Brunetti, Fabrizio

Description: "Frank Lloyd Wright's personality - the man and the architect - is still largely immersed in the mystery of the myth that he himself consciously created and carefully contributed to maintaining, has prevented, among other things, a historically correct assessment of the enormous architecture production and the vast theoretical commitment of the maximum protagonist of the organic movement. For this reason and why not lose the most current motives of Wright's heritage at such a crucial moment for the very survival of architecture, it is essential to re-read Wright's entire work by using the most appropriate tools of those that are so far..." (Translated from the dust jacket.)

Size: 6.5 x 9.4

Pages: Pp 183

S#:
1949.01.0417
   
Date: 1982

Title: In The Cause of An Organic Architecture: The Fingernail Moon Press. A 5 x 5 x 4 Square Paper. (Soft Cover) (Published by The Fingernail Moon Press, Clinton, Iowa)

Author: Emerson, Ralph Waldo; Feddersen, Phil H.

Description: "Art is the Creation of Beauty. But nothing is arbitrary nothing is insulated in beauty. It depends forever on the necessary & the useful. It is the sign of health & of virtue. The plumage of the bird, the plumage of an insect has a reason for its rich colors in the constitution of the animal. Fitness is so essential to Beauty that it has been taken for it. The most perfect form to answer an and is beautiful. This holds true in all animals. Why not in Architecture? ... We feel in seeing a noble building which rhymes well, as we do in reading a perfect song that it is ‘spiritually Organic’..." Ralph Waldo Emerson. The portrait of Frank Lloyd Wright was engraved on boxwood by Barry Moser. Fingernail Moon Press by Phil H. Feddersen.  (First Edition)

Size: Single sheet, folded to 5 x 5.

Pages: Pp 8

ST#:
1982.54.0517
   
 
   
Date: 2017

Title: An Organic Architecture: The Architecture of Democracy (Hard Cover DJ) (Published by Lund Humphries, London. First published in 1939 by Lund Humphries. Republished in 1970 by M. I. T. Press.)

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd; Introduction: Saint, Andrew

Description: In May 1939, the celebrated American architect Frank Lloyd Wright visited London and gave four lectures at the Royal Institute of British Architects. The meetings were hailed at the time as the most remarkable events of recent architectural affairs in England, and the lectures were published as An Organic Architecture in September 1939 by Lund Humphries. The texts remain an important expression of the architect’s core philosophy and are being reissued now in a new edition to commemorate the 150th anniversary in 2017 of Frank Lloyd Wright’s birth. In the lectures, Frank Lloyd Wright discusses several of his recent projects, including his Usonian houses, his homes and studios at Taliesin, Wisconsin and Arizona, Fallingwater and the Johnson administration building. His charismatic, flamboyant character and hugely creative intelligence leap to life from the pages as he looks to the ‘Future’, both in terms of the then-imminent Second World War and his vision for cities. Includes 26 B&W photographs and illustrations. (Dust Jacket.) Original list price $29.99.

Size: 8 x 11

Pages: Pp 104

ST#:
2017.03.0417
   
   
   
ORGANIC ARCHITECTURE: THE LANGUAGE OF ORGANIC ARCHITECTURE
 
Date: 1953

Title: Organic Architecture: Language of Organic Architecture

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Description: A revised version of Wright's description concerning Organic Architecture.  Dated 20 May, 1953.  In 1953, this was reprinted in full as part of “The Future of Architecture” pages 319-325 (S.913).  (First Edition) (Sweeney 2068)

Size:

Pages: Pp 6

S#: 2068.00.0101

   
   
   
TALIESIN SQUARE-PAPER #16
 
Date: 1953

Title: Taliesin Square-Paper #16: A Nonpolitical Voice From our Democratic Minority. (Published by Taliesin West, February 1953.)

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Description: “The Language of Organic Architecture.”  Wright summarizes his thoughts on Organic Architecture. 8.5 x 8.5.  Also published in the May 1953 issue of Architectural Forum.  In 1953, this was reprinted in part as part of “The Future of Architecture” pages 319-325 (S.913).(First Edition) (Sweeney 2069)

Size:

Pages: Pp 8

S#: 2069.00.0406

   
   
   
THE FUTURE OF ARCHITECTURE
 
Date: 1953 Horizon Edition DJ

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright, The Future of Architecture  (Hard Cover - DJ)  (Published by Horizon Press, New York)

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Description: A collection of previously published work including "A Conversation with Hugh Downs" broadcast May 17, 1953; "Modern Architecture"; "Two Lectures";  "Architecture and Modern Life";  "An Organic Architecture";  "Organic Architecture".  Red letter version and “220 West 42nd Street” address on dust jacket. Review in Saturday Review. Original HC List Price $7.50. (First Edition)  (Sweeney 913)

Size: 8.25 x 10.25

Pages: Pp 326

S#: 0913.01.0100

   
Date: 1953 Future of Architecture, Part of Boxed Set

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright, The Future of Architecture  (Hard Cover - DJ)  (Published by Horizon Press, New York)

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Description: Boxed set of three which also includes “The Natural House” and “The Living City”.  Red letter version and “220 West 42nd Street” address on dust jacket.  Original HC list price $7.50. (First Edition)  (Sweeney 913)

Size: 8.25 x 10.25

Pages: Pp 326

S#: 0913.00.0107

   
FutureArchHor 1.jpg (25941 bytes) Date: 1953 Horizon Edition

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright, The Future of Architecture  (Hard Cover)  (Published by Horizon Press, New York)

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Description: Original HC List Price $7.50. (First Edition) (Two Copies) (Sweeney 913)

Size:

Pages: Pp 326

S#: 0913.02.0999, 0913.04.0898

   
Date: 1953

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright, The Future of Architecture (Hard Cover DJ) (Published by Horizon Press, New York. This edition does not indicate second edition, but is missing the red square on the front and back end pages.)

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Description: "It begins with the long, widely discussed ‘Conversation’ (1953) in which Mr. Wright, at the height of his career, explains his aims and contributions in architecture. By gesture and example as he talks, he here brings home to us in the most graphic and exciting way the essence of his masterwork which has dominated the world of architecture in the twentieth century..." (Dust Jacket.) A collection of previously published work including "A Conversation with Hugh Downs" broadcast May 17, 1953; "Modern Architecture"; "Two Lectures"; "Architecture and Modern Life"; "An Organic Architecture"; "Organic Architecture". Review in Saturday Review. (Second Edition) (Sweeney 913)

Size: 8.25 x 10.25.

Pages: Pp 326

S#:
0913.07.1216
   
FutureMil 1.jpg (15799 bytes) Date: 1953 Horizon Milwaukee Binding

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright, The Future of Architecture  (Hard Cover - Rebound by the Milwaukee Public Library)  (Published by Horizon Press, New York)

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Description: Original HC List Price $7.50. (Sweeney 913)

Size:

Pages: Pp 326

S#: 0913.03.0200

   
Date: 1953 Bramhall Version DJ

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright, The Future of Architecture  (Hard Cover DJ)  (Published by Bramhall House, A Division of Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., New York) Second Copy

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Description: Bramhall House published a less expensive edition. The only difference is that red square is missing.  (Second  Bramhall Edition)  (Sweeney 913)

Size:

Pages: Pp 326

S#: 0913.06.0205

   
FutureArchBram 1.jpg (9833 bytes) Date: 1953 Bramhall Version

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright, The Future of Architecture  (Hard Cover)  (Published by Bramhall House, A Division of Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., New York)

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Description: Bramhall House published a less expensive edition. The only difference is that red square is missing.  (Second Bramhall Edition)  (Sweeney 913)

Size:

Pages: Pp 326

S#: 0913.05.0699

   
Date: 1963 Mentor Version

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright, The Future of Architecture  (Soft Cover)  (Published as a Mentor Book by the New American Library of World Literature, Inc., New York)

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Description: First published by Horizon Press in 1953.  Includes 41 photographs and one illustrations.  Original cover price 95c.  (First Mentor Edition)  (Sweeney 913)

Size: 4.25 x 7.1

Pages: Pp 352

S#: 1565.16.0207

   
Date: 1966

Title: Die Zukunft Der Architektur (Hard Cover DJ) (Published by Albert Langen, Georg Muller, Verlag GmbH, Munchen, Wien)

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Description: "The Future of Architecture" published in German. This volume follows the outline of the original volume published in 1953. A collection of previously published work including "A Conversation with Hugh Downs" broadcast May 17, 1953; "Modern Architecture"; "Two Lectures";  "Architecture and Modern Life";  "An Organic Architecture";  "Organic Architecture". This edition does not include as many photographs, and they are published in the center of the book. (First Edition)  (Sweeney 1645)

Size: 8 x 10.25

Pages: Pp 250

S#: 1645.00.0613

   
Date: 1966 French Version

Title: L’Avenir De L’Architecture  (Soft Cover) 

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Description: French Version of "The Future of Architecture" (First French Edition - Paperback)  (Sweeney 913)

Size:

Pages: Pp 252

S#: 1647.00.1201

   
Date: 1970 Meridian Printing

Title: The Future of Architecture  (Soft Cover) 

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Description: Paperback edition.  Published by Meridian. (Sixth Edition) (Sweeney 913)

Size:

Pages: Pp 352

S#: 1815.03.0304

   
Date: 1982

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright, L’Avenir De L’Architecture (The Future of Architecture) Les origines du post-modernisme 1 (The origins of post-modernism) (French) (Soft cover) (Published by Denoel/Gonthier, Paris, France, as part of their Bibliotheque Mediations Series)

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Description: First published in 1953, this French edition is published in two volumes. A collection of previously published work including: "A Conversation with Hugh Downs," broadcast May 17, 1953; "Modern Architecture;" "Two Lectures;" "Architecture and Modern Life;" "An Organic Architecture;" "Organic Architecture." Cover photograph of The Guggenheim Museum by Rene Burri. First Edition)


Size: 4.25 x 7

Pages: Pp 1-183

ST#:
1982.58.0718 (1)
   
Date: 1982

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright, L’Avenir De L’Architecture (The Future of Architecture) Les origines du post-modernisme 2 (The origins of post-modernism) (French) (Soft cover) (Published by Denoel/Gonthier, Paris, France, as part of their Bibliotheque Mediations Series)

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Description: First published in 1953, this French edition is published in two volumes. A collection of previously published work including: "A Conversation with Hugh Downs," broadcast May 17, 1953; "Modern Architecture;" "Two Lectures;" "Architecture and Modern Life;" "An Organic Architecture;" "Organic Architecture." Cover photograph of The Guggenheim Museum by Rene Burri. (First Edition)


Size: 4.25 x 7

Pages: Pp 184-346

ST#:
1982.58.0718 (2)
   
   
   
AN AMERICAN ARCHITECT: FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT
   
Date: 1955

Title: An American Architecture   (Hard Cover - DJ)  (Published by Horizon Press, New York)

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd;
Edited by Kaufmann, Edgar

Description: "Wright in now universally regarded as one of history’s great men - the man has liberated architecture, the man whose work is changing the face of the earth.”  Includes 250 photographs and illustrations. The first page has a red square in the top right hand corner. Hand written note:  It as given as a gift on Dec. 9, 1955.  The dust jacket list the price as $10 on the front cover flap and the address for Horizon Press as 220 West 42nd Street, New York 36 on the back cover and back cover flap.  It also lists the price for The Natural House as $6.50. Original cover price $10.00. (First Edition) (Sweeney 1050)

Size: 9.25 x 12.25

Pages: Pp 269

S#: 1050.00.1206
   
Date: 1955

Title: An American Architecture   (Hard Cover - DJ)  (Published by Horizon Press, New York)

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd;
Edited by Kaufmann, Edgar

Description: While this version indicates it to be a first edition, it varies from the first volume.  The first page does not have a red square in the top right hand corner.  The dust jacket list the price as $15 on the front cover flap and the address for Horizon Press as 156 Fifth Avenue, New York 10 on the back cover and back cover flap.  It also lists the price for The Natural House as $7.50.  Comparing this to the previous book leads me to believe that the red square in Wright publications may indicate a true first edition.  Original HC List Price $15.00.  (First Edition?)  (Sweeney 1050)

Size: 9.25 x 12.25

Pages: Pp 269

S#:
1050.01.0999
   
AnAmerArchHor 1.jpg (11704 bytes) Date: 1955

Title: An American Architecture (Hard Cover) (Published by Horizon Press, New York)

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd; Edited by Kaufmann, Edgar

Description: This version matches the version with the red square.  No DJ. Original HC List Price $15.00. (First Edition) (Sweeney 1050)

Size: 9.25 x 12.25

Pages: Pp 269

S#:
1050.02.0499
   
AnAmerArchBram 1.jpg (14103 bytes) Date: 1955

Title: An American Architecture (Hard Cover) (Published by Bramhall House, New York)

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd; Edited by Kaufmann, Edgar

Description: This Bramhall House version is the same on the inside, but has a different binding. (Third Bramhall Edition) (Sweeney 1050)

Size:

Pages: Pp 269

S#:
1050.03.0399
   
Date: 1970

Title: An American Architecture (Hard Cover Slip Case) (Published by Shokokusha, Tokyo,. Translated by Masami and Yoshiko Tanigawa.)

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd; Ed Kaufmann, Edgar

Description: Japanese Edition. "Wright in now universally regarded as one of history’s great men - the man has liberated architecture, the man whose work is changing the face of the earth." His building designs – for dwellings and skyscrapers, industrial plants and housing projects, hotels and theatres – have enriched the world beyond measure; hardly a structure is now build anywhere that does not in some way bear the mark of his genius. And "organic architecture," the phrase long used by Mr. Wright to characterize his work, has now become a familiar term throughout the world. Heavily illustrated with photographs and illustrations. Inscribed: "To Mr. & Mrs. W. R. Hasbrouck. (From) Masami Tanigawa." Acquired from the estate of Wilbert and Marilyn Hasbrouck. Original cover price Y1800.
(First Edition) (Sweeney 1050)

Size: 6.25 x 8.75

Pages: Pp 309

S#:
1050.04.1017
   


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Date: 1998

Title: An American Architecture  (Hard Cover - DJ)  (Published by Barnes & Noble)

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd; Edited by Kaufmann, Edgar

Description: "As revolutionary as the structures themselves are the principles that governed Frank Lloyd Wright’s approach to architecture.  In this celebrated volume, first published in 1955, these guiding principles are elucidated in an evocative joining of text and image.”  This Barnes & Noble version is the same on the inside, but has added 25 color illustrations on pages I-XVI between pages192-3, has a different binding than the original, and is slightly smaller.   (First Barnes & Noble Edition)

Size: 8.75 x 11.6

Pages: Pp 269

ST#:
1998.04.1099
   
   
   
A TESTAMENT
   
AmArch.jpg (85938 bytes) Date: 1957

Title: A Testament  (Hard Cover - DJ) (Published by Horizon Press, New York)

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Description: Frank Lloyd Wright separates this volume into two books. Book One - Autobiography. Unlike other volumes that Wright revised and updates, this does not appear to be a revision of his early "An Autobiography, but a fresh autobiography of his life. Book Two - The New Architecture. "Frank Lloyd Wright presents an illuminating synthesis of the nine great principles upon which he has unremittingly based his lifework. This is the basic account of his creative life and ideas – the Testament of a supreme master of his art." Over 200 illustrations, photographs, plans and original drawings, many published for the first time. Original HC List Price $12.50. Portrait of Wright by Valentino Sarra. Review in Saturday Review. (First Edition) (Sweeney 1149)

Size:

Pages: Pp 256

S#: 1149.00.0799

   
TestimentB 1.jpg (8781 bytes) Date: 1957

Title: A Testament  (Hard Cover) (Published by Bramhall House, a division of Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., New York)

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Description: Frank Lloyd Wright separates this volume into two books. Book One - Autobiography. Unlike other volumes that Wright revised and updates, this does not appear to be a revision of his early "An Autobiography, but a fresh autobiography of his life. Book Two - The New Architecture. "Frank Lloyd Wright presents an illuminating synthesis of the nine great principles upon which he has unremittingly based his lifework. This is the basic account of his creative life and ideas – the Testament of a supreme master of his art." Over 200 illustrations, photographs, plans and original drawings, many published for the first time. Two Copies. (First and Second Editions) (Sweeney 1149)

Size:

Pages: Pp 256

S#: 1149.01.0305, 1149.01.0599

   
Date: 1966

Title: A Testament - (Hard Cover Slip Case) (Published by Shokokusha, Tokyo. Translated by Masami and Yoshiko Tanigawa.)

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Description: Japanese Edition. Frank Lloyd Wright separates this volume into two books. Book One - Autobiography. Unlike other volumes that Wright revised and updates, this does not appear to be a revision of his early "An Autobiography, but a fresh autobiography of his life. Book Two - The New Architecture. "Frank Lloyd Wright presents an illuminating synthesis of the nine great principles upon which he has unremittingly based his lifework. This is the basic account of his creative life and ideas – the Testament of a supreme master of his art." (U. S. Dust jacket.) Inscribed: "To Mr. & Mrs. W. R. Hasbrouck. (From) Masami Tanigawa." Acquired from the estate of Wilbert and Marilyn Hasbrouck. Original cover price Y1400. (First Edition) (Sweeney 1149)

Size: 6.25 x 8.75

Pages: Pp 257

S#:
1149.04.1017
   


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Date: 1966

Title: Ein Testament: Zur neuen Architektur (A Testament to the New Architecture) (Soft Cover) (Publisher: Ernesto Grassi. Editors: Ursula / Eginhard Hora Munchen. German translation by Peter Jonas.)

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Description: German soft cover edition of A Testament. Herausgeber: Ernesto Grassi. Redaktion: Ursula / Eginhard Hora Munchen. Deutsche Ubertragung von Peter Jonas. (Publisher: Ernesto Grassi. Editors: Ursula / Eginhard Hora Munchen. German translation by Peter Jonas.) (Copyright Albert Langen - Georg Muller, Munchen) Includes some of the photographs nad drawings that appeared in the original English edition. (First SC Edition) (Sweeney 1646)

Size: 4.5 x 7.5

Pages: Pp 185

S#: 1646.00.0613

   
Date: 1972

Title: A Testament  (Soft Cover) (Published by Avon-Discus.)

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Description: Frank Lloyd Wright separates this volume into two books. Book One - Autobiography. Unlike other volumes that Wright revised and updates, this does not appear to be a revision of his early "An Autobiography, but a fresh autobiography of his life. Book Two - The New Architecture. "Frank Lloyd Wright presents an illuminating synthesis of the nine great principles upon which he has unremittingly based his lifework. This is the basic account of his creative life and ideas – the Testament of a supreme master of his art." Original SC List Price $1.65.  (First SC Edition)

Size:

Pages: Pp 190

S#: 1149.06.0504

   
   
   
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