New York: Horizon Press, 1963. First American edition. Based on the Taliesen Edition of 1910, which was printed out of Germany, the present American edition had a print run of 2,600. Of these, 2,500 were for sale (the present copy being 397B). Housed in the original elephant folio slip case (18 x 25"), with orange label to front board and ties still intact. Contains 100 loose architectural plates and the 32 page stapled booklet with a list of contents and explanations. Slip case with some general scuffing and rubbing, and occasional splits or fraying to cloth along extremities and hinges. Minimal offsetting to the booklet's front wrapper and to the internal wrapper of the case. Orange label and contents bright and clean. A pleasing copy overall.
Recognized by the American Institute of Architects as "the greatest America architect of all time," Frank Lloyd Wright designed and built hundreds of structures throughout the United States. Wright pioneered what is now known as the Prarie School of architecture, which featured strong horizontal lines, flat and hipped roofs, and overhanging eaves that complemented the open and flat spaces of the midwestern United States. Wright believed that architectural design should integrate the natural environment and the built environment, a process that he called "organic architecture." The masterpiece of his work is Fallingwater, a home built partly over a waterfall on Bear Run. This Horizon Press publication contains 100 plates that feature the building plans and designs of Wright's career from 1893-1910, including such famous designs as the Robie House and Wright's studio in Oak Park. Very Good + (Item #3191)