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When Democracy Builds - WRIGHT Frank Lloyd - 1945. 
1945 - WRIGHT, Frank Lloyd. When Democracy Builds. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, (1945). Slim octavo, original brown cloth, original dust jacket. $4500.First edition of the architect's vision for a Utopian city, signed and dated by Wright on the title page: "F LL W /48."Declaring America's "New Frontier" to be the conquest of "sordid and ugly commercialism in the Machine Age," Wright lays out his ideas of how the architectural environment can reflect and promote democracy, individuality, and freedom. Central to this vision was Wright's model community, Broadacre City, called his "City of Democracy." This greatly expanded version of Wright's The Disappearing City (1932) "reflects the architect's continuing dissatisfaction with centralization and the economic basis of our society. Illustrations of the model for Broadacre City are included" (Sweeney 609). Book fine; very light wear to extremities of bright dust jacket with a two-inch closed tear at front spine fold. A fine copy, scarce signed. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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