CLASSIC WRIGHT: Frank Lloyd Wright in Print

Image credit: Frank Lloyd Wright, The disappearing city, New York [1932]. detail. AA9040 W93

CLASSIC WRIGHT: Frank Lloyd Wright in Print

Curator: Teresa Harris

June 26 – November 3, 2017
Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Avery Classics Reading Room, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright’s birth on June 8th, 1867, Avery Classics has staged an exhibition focusing on publications produced by and devoted to the work of Frank Lloyd Wright. The exhibition incorporates books from Wright’s own library alongside volumes already owned by Avery Classics. Thematically it explores Wright’s ideas concerning book design and the Japanese print, along with the reception of his work in Europe, mediated by publications such as Ausgeführte Bauten – in all its numerous iterations – and the Dutch periodical Wendingen. Finally, it allows the viewer a window into Wright’s creative process, following the evolution of a single manuscript from handwritten first draft through to publication.

 

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