Item No 183, Page 225. This item was part of this Japanese exhibition in 1991. Photograph printed on "mitsumata", a handmade Japanese paper by Frank Lloyd Wright.
YEAR TITLE AUTHOR DESCRIPTION PAGES ST# 1991 Frank Lloyd Wright Retrospective Publ Mainichi Newspapers This was for a major Japanese Exhibitions that took place in four different locations, from Jan 2 - July 28, 1991. (1st Edition) Pp 294 1991.02.0401 1896 The House Beautiful (Original Collotype Proof) (Proof photographed and hand printed by Frank Lloyd Wright circa 1896. Proof on Japanese tissue before publication of "The House Beautiful" by William Channing Gannett. Auvergne Press, River Forest, Ill., 1897. Design: Frank Lloyd Wright. Frank Lloyd Wright After commissioning Wright to design his home in 1893, William Herman Winslow also charged him with the design of this book, which they printed together by hand. The text is a quintessential expression of Arts and Crafts philosophy, but the design, apart from its great emphasis on decoration does not follow the usual Arts and Crafts lines. Rather it shows the innovative brilliance of Wright, ahead of his time in bookwork, just as he was giving the lead in architecture. Published in: (Decorative Designs - Hanks, Pg 4), (Arch Rev 6/1900 pg 63), (Frank Lloyd Wright and the Prairie, Birk, Pg 77). This item was exhibited in Japan from January 2 - July 28, 1991 at four different museums as part of the exhibit titled “Frank Lloyd Wright Retrospective”. It was also printed in the Guide with the same name, page 225, item #183. (Sweeney 18) Proof 0018.01.0101