Wright, Frank Lloyd. An Autobiography. New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1943. First edition, third printing. Signed and inscribed. Octavo. Custom burgundy Moroccan leather binding with matching slipcase.
Stunning inscribed and signed first edition, third printing, of Frank Lloyd Wright's Autobiography presented as five books in one volume. Additionally, this omnibus volume includes Frank Lloyd on Architecture: Selected Writings 1894-1940 edited by Frederick Gutheim and In The Nature of Materials: The Buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright by Henry- Russell Hitchcock.
This amazing tome is inscribed and signed on the title page by Wright as follows: "To Mr. and Mrs. Russell, at Taliesin, Frank Lloyd Wright, Aug 11, 1957." Pasted down on the same page is a business card of Olgivanna Lloyd Wright, inscribed by Olgivanna "Welcome to Arizona, Love" above her name. Olgivanna was Wright's third wife.
Frank Lloyd Wright was a highly influential American architect (1867-1959) whose mastery of space, form, and human-centered design revolutionized the field of architecture and earned him a place among the greatest thinkers and artists of the 20th century. Wright is best known for nature-harmonious edifices such as Fallingwater and the Guggenheim Museum.
Book is in very good condition. Pages are heathy, binding is tight. Small stains and minimal scattered foxing throughout, rust stain from paperclip on top of publication page. Frank Lloyd Wright signature is bold and visible, on title page, in blue ink. Olgivanna Wright's signature slightly faded, also in blue ink. Pasted down business card shows signs of foxing.
The book is bound in full Moroccan leather with raised and gilt bands on the spine. Marbled end paper. Book is housed in a matching cloth slipcase, which features a photograph of Wright's iconic Fallingwater on the cover.