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Date: 1939

Title: Dinner Talk at Hull House: Frank Lloyd Wright, November Eighth, 1939 (Mimeographed transcript of speech by Frank Lloyd Wright)

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd

Description: Transcript: Wright, Frank Lloyd "Dinner Talk at Hull House: November 8, 1939." Wright first spoke at the Hull House on March 6, 1901, when he addressed the Chicago Arts and Crafts Society. "The Art and Craft of the Machine." He delivered it again to the Western Society of Engineers, March 20,1901. Nearly forty years later he was invited back and delivered this "Dinner Talk at Hull House." Excerpts: Today, I hesitate to say it in the circumstances but .. Well .. I believe I still see the enemy here again tonight ... Government. I am naturally enough suspicious of anything "governmental" in art. The reason is that nothing "ipso facto" can be helpful and government may be only "ipso facto" if it is to survive - in other words win the next election (page 5). ...To get back, once more to our art and craft thesis tonight, I want to say that the thesis has changed, somewhat, since that evening forty years ago. The Machine owns the man now. The Man does not own the machine as forty years ago I hoped and believe he might (page 10). ...I believe that someday Capital will be honest enough so that honest Capitalism will really be tried out as the basis for honest Democracy. There is the models for Broadacre City I tried to establish a sound basis for trying it our (page 12). Partially transcribed in "Frank Lloyd Wright On Architecture", 1941, Gutheim. Fully transcribed in "Frank Lloyd Wright Collected Writings", Volume 4, 1994, Pfeiffer.

Size: 8.5 x 11

Pages: Pp 16

S#: 0468.01.0813

   
Writings&Buildings 1.jpg (17691 bytes) Date: 1960

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright: Writings and Buildings  (Hard Cover - DJ) (Published by Horizon Press, New York)

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd; Selected by Edgar Kaufmann & Ben Raeburn

Description: This book was designed to fill the need for a compact, comparatively inexpensive volume which surveys the immense range of Frank Lloyd Wright's lifework. The achievement of the master architect is here presented in his own words and works — the text complemented by more than 150 illustrations, a rich abundance of drawings, photographs, plans and sketches from the early 1890s to 1959... "The greatest of all architects," as he has been called by one of his most distinguished colleagues, Frank Lloyd Wright has received recognition on a scale unparalleled in the history of architecture. Rebel and prophet, profound innovator, impatient with the sterile timidities and commercialization around him, he was yet an ardent conservator of traditional democracy, dedicated, in writing and building to what he himself called "the sovereignty of the individual." (Two copies, with and without dust jacket) Original list price $9.95. (First Edition)  (Sweeney 1401)

Size: 5.75 x 8.25

Pages: Pp 346

S#: 11401.00.0800, 1401.01.1200

   
Writ&BldgPBc 1.jpg (27965 bytes) Date: 1960

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright: Writings and Buildings  (Soft Cover)   (Published by Meridian Books, Inc., New York)

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd; Selected by Edgar Kaufmann & Ben Raeburn

Description: This book was designed to fill the need for a compact, comparatively inexpensive volume which surveys the immense range of Frank Lloyd Wright's lifework. The achievement of the master architect is here presented in his own words and works — the text complemented by more than 150 illustrations, a rich abundance of drawings, photographs, plans and sketches from the early 1890s to 1959... "The greatest of all architects," as he has been called by one of his most distinguished colleagues, Frank Lloyd Wright has received recognition on a scale unparalleled in the history of architecture. Rebel and prophet, profound innovator, impatient with the sterile timidities and commercialization around him, he was yet an ardent conservator of traditional democracy, dedicated, in writing and building to what he himself called "the sovereignty of the individual." (Two copies, with and without dust jacket) Original SC List Price $1.95. (First Paper Edition) (Sweeney 1401)

Size:

Pages: Pp 346

S#: 1401.02.0998

   
Date: 1960

Title: General Locations of Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings.

Description: Map locating Wright homes and buildings. Reproduction of map published in Frank Lloyd Wright, Writings and Buildings, Kaufmann, 1960, p.328-329. Hand written on verso: "From Meridian Books, Inc., Publisher of ‘Frank Lloyd Wright, Writings & Buildings,’ 1960." And "Frank Lloyd Wright - Buildings Designed by Him.)" Stamped on verso: "May 26 1960." Acquired from the archives of the Milwaukee Sentinel.

Size: Original 8 x 10 B&W photograph.

ST#:
1458.116.1020
   
   
Date: 1963

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright: Schriften Und Bauten (Writings and Buildings) (Hard Cover DJ) (Published by Albert Langen and Georg Muller, Munchen, Wien. Printed in Germany)

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd; Selected by Edgar Kaufmann & Ben Raeburn

Description: Printed in German. This book was designed to fill the need for a compact, comparatively inexpensive volume which surveys the immense range of Frank Lloyd Wright's lifework. The achievement of the master architect is here presented in his own words and works — the text complemented by more than 150 illustrations, a rich abundance of drawings, photographs, plans and sketches from the early 1890s to 1959... "The greatest of all architects," as he has been called by one of his most distinguished colleagues, Frank Lloyd Wright has received recognition on a scale unparalleled in the history of architecture. Rebel and prophet, profound innovator, impatient with the sterile timidities and commercialization around him, he was yet an ardent conservator of traditional democracy, dedicated, in writing and building to what he himself called "the sovereignty of the individual." (From the U.S. Dust Jacket) (First Edition) (Sweeney 1535)

Size: 7.25 x 8.75

Pages: Pp 332

S#: 1535.00.1214

   
Date: 1969

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright: Humane Architektur (Soft Cover) (Published by Bertelsmann Fachverlag Reinhard Mohn, Gutersloh, Berlin. Bauwelt Fundamente 25.)

Author: Edited by: Braatz, Wolfgang; Rogers, Ernesto N.

Description: Published in German. Back cover: "You are the form builders and the form connoisseurs - or you are not architects with passion! shouted Wright to the students in 1959, a week before his death. The writings selected for this volume testify to the passion with which he himself lived, built and taught as the patriarch of modernism and a living, organic architecture." Eighteen chapters, partial list: Foreword by Wolfgang Braatz.  1) Essay by Ernesto N. Rogers: "The last encounter with Frank Lloyd Wright."  2) Beginnings: Excerpts from A Testament, Wright, 1957, translated into German.  3) The Art and Skill of the Machine: Excerpts from A Testament, Wright, 1957, translated into German.  4) The Chicago School: Excerpts from A Testament, Wright, 1957, translated into German.  5) The Design of Unity Temple: Excerpts from An Autobiography, Wright, 1932, translated into German.  6) Discovery: Excerpts from A Testament, Wright, 1957, translated into German.  7) The Sovereignty of the Individual: Excerpts from the foreword of Ausgefuhrte Bauten Und Entwurfe, Wright, 1910, in German.  8) Taliesin: Excerpts from An Autobiography, Wright, 1932, translated into German.  9) Midway Gardens: Excerpts from A Testament, Wright, 1957, translated into German.  10) The Imperial Hotel: Excerpts from Architecture and Modern Life, Brownell & Wright, 1937, translated into German.  11) The Nature of Materials: Excerpts from The Architectural Record, Wright, 1928, translated into German... Last section is a list of houses by State. 54 illustrated throughout by the work of Frank Lloyd Wright. Acquired from a bookseller in Hannover, Germany.(First Edition) (Sweeney 1759)


Size: 5.5 x 7.5

Pages: Pp 273

S#:
1759.00.0422
   
Writ&BldgPB 1.jpg (29608 bytes) Date: 1970

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright: Writings and Buildings  (Soft Cover)  (Published by Meridian Books, Inc., Cleveland and New York)

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd; Edited by Kaufmann, Edgar Jr.; Raeburn, Ben

Description: This book was designed to fill the need for a compact, comparatively inexpensive volume which surveys the immense range of Frank Lloyd Wright's lifework. The achievement of the master architect is here presented in his own words and works — the text complemented by more than 150 illustrations, a rich abundance of drawings, photographs, plans and sketches from the early 1890s to 1959... "The greatest of all architects," as he has been called by one of his most distinguished colleagues, Frank Lloyd Wright has received recognition on a scale unparalleled in the history of architecture. Rebel and prophet, profound innovator, impatient with the sterile timidities and commercialization around him, he was yet an ardent conservator of traditional democracy, dedicated, in writing and building to what he himself called "the sovereignty of the individual." Original SC List Price $3.95. (Ninth Paper Edition) (Sweeney 1401)

Size:

Pages: Pp 346

S#: 1401.03.0399

   
Date: 2008

Title: The Essential Frank Lloyd Wright. Critical Writings on Architecture (Hard Cover DJ) (Published by Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, and Oxfordshire, UK)

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd; Edited by Pfeiffer, Bruce Brooks

Description: "He was the most iconoclastic of architects, and at the height of his career his output of writings about architecture was as prolific and visionary as his architecture itself. Frank Lloyd Wright pioneered a bold new kind of architecture, one in which the spirit of modern man truly "lived in his buildings." The Essential Frank Lloyd Wright is a one-volume compendium of Wright's most critically important --and personally revealing--writings on every conceivable aspect of his craft. Wright was perhaps the most influential and inspired architect of the twentieth century, and this is the only book that gathers all of his most significant essays, lectures, and articles on architecture. Bruce Pfeiffer includes each piece in its entirety to present the architect's writings as he originally intended them. Beginning early in Wright's career with "The Art and Craft of the Machine" in 1901, the book follows major themes through The Disappearing City, The Natural House, and many other writings, and ends with A Testament in 1957, published two years before his death. This volume is beautifully illustrated with original drawings and photographs, and is complemented by Pfeiffer's general introduction, which provides history and context. The Essential Frank Lloyd Wright is a must-have resource for architects and scholars and a delight for general readers." (Dust Jacket) Original list price $49.95. (First Edition)

Size: 8.25 x 10.25

Pages: Pp 453

ST#:
2008.30.1216
   
Date: 2009

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright: Essential Texts (Soft Cover) (Published by W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., New York, London)

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd; Edited by: Twombly, Robert

Description: The most influential, provocative, and enduring writings of the American master are gathered in this anthology. Twenty-one carefully chosen selections from Wright’s extensive literary output span the important period between 1900 and the late 1930s, when the architect exerted a powerful influence on the developing modern movement. A concise biography, explanatory head notes, and a short annotated bibliography make this an ideal introduction for students. (Publisher’s description.) Includes twenty-five illustrations. Original list price $25.00. (First Edition)

Size: 5.5 x 8.25.

Pages: Pp 298

ST#: 2009.18.0711

   
Date: 2011

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright On Architecture, Nature and the Human Spirit (Published by Pomegranate Communications, Inc., Petaluma, CA)

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd; Edited by: Pfeiffer, Bruce Brooks

Description: The architect of the Guggenheim Museum, Fallingwater, the Robie House, and the Johnson Wax Administration Building, Frank Lloyd Wright once said, "You do not learn by way of your successes. No one does." Just as he flouted convention in a series of astonishing buildings, so did Wright go against the grain in his career as a writer and lecturer... Wright was brash, outspoken, funny, irreverent, and unafraid of the most sweeping generalizations. In Frank Lloyd Wright on Architecture, Nature, and the Human Spirit, all those qualities shine, but so do the architect’s religious faith, his unswerving commitment to hard work, and a firm moral scheme that connected the two. (Publisher’s description.) Original list price $14.95. (First Edition)

Size: 4.8 x 6.75.

Pages: Pp 95

ST#: 2011.05.0812

   
Date: 2016

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright On Architecture, Nature and the Human Spirit (Hard Cover DJ) (Published by Galison, New York. First published by Pomegranate Comm, Inc., Petaluma, CA. This edition is completely redesigned.)

Author: Wright, Frank Lloyd; Edited by: Pfeiffer, Bruce Brooks

Description: The architect of the Guggenheim Museum, Fallingwater, the Robie House, and the Johnson Wax Administration Building, Frank Lloyd Wright once said, "You do not learn by way of your successes. No one does." Just as he flouted convention in a series of astonishing buildings, so did Wright go against the grain in his career as a writer and lecturer... Wright was brash, outspoken, funny, irreverent, and unafraid of the most sweeping generalizations. In Frank Lloyd Wright on Architecture, Nature, and the Human Spirit, all those qualities shine, but so do the architect’s religious faith, his unswerving commitment to hard work, and a firm moral scheme that connected the two. (Publisher’s description.) (First Galison Edition)

Size: 4.8 x 6.75

Pages: Pp 95

ST#:
2016.05.1016
   
Date: 2017

Title: Wright’s Writings: Reflections on Culture and Politics 1894-1959 (Soft Cover) (Published by Columbia Books on Architecture and the City, An imprint of the Graduate School of Architecture, Columbia University, New York, New York)

Author: Frampton, Kenneth

Description: Back cover: "Wright’s Writings: Reflections on Culture and Politics 1894–1959 traces the discursive work of Frank Lloyd Wright through a set of essays by Kenneth Frampton. Originally written as a series of introductions to the five-volume collection of Wright’s writing published in 1992, the essays are gathered here as a critical survey of the architect’s written and spoken work—a body of text that testifies to Wright’s staggering prolificacy, pleasure in argument, diversity of interests, and desire to engage with timely political debates. Alongside these five essays, Wright’s Writings provides a visual record of Wright’s literary output, demonstrating the range of media he employed in the act of making architecture. Read together, it presents a history of the architect through the essays, books, letters, lectures, and speeches he wrote as well as the material and social cultures he navigated." (First Edition)

Size: 6.25 x 9.5

Pages: Pp 143

ST#:
2017.40.1021
   
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