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Buildings, Plans, And Designs
NY: Horizon Press Publishers. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1963. 1st american. Portfolio. b/w; Limited edition #69C of 2600. 108 leaves of plans, buildings and designs including a double plate. With accompanying numbered booklet in original wrappers , together in original paper folder and half cloth portfolio with ties, paper label on upper cover. The portfolio was a collection of Wright's designs up to that time and introduced his "Prairie Style" of architecture to Europe, where it was received enthusiastically by young architects such as Walter Gropius, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Le Corbusier. The majority of the copies of the portfolio for distribution in America were destroyed by a fire in the basement at Wright's house Taliesin in 1914. Contents are near fine with some minor rubbing to a few edges. Some printed in brown or grey, a few on grey paper, one folding, Portfolio is VG with mild soiling. Originally published in Berlin in 1910-11 as "Ausgefuhrte Bauten und Entwurfe." All but one of the copies of the 1910-11 edition was burned in a warehouse fire. That one copy was used to produce this edition under an agreement Frank Lloyd Wright reached with Horizon Press in 1958. Width: 17" Height: 26.5" . Portfolio with black cloth spine and fore edge, printed brown paper-covered boards, and white-lettered orange pastedown to front cover. Preserved in a cardboard wrap-around, not original. .
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