The Disappearing City. FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT.
The Disappearing City
The Disappearing City
The Disappearing City
The Disappearing City

The Disappearing City

FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED BY FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT TO HIS SON: “Here Lloyd -- take this -- Father”.

“The principles set forth in The Disappearing City--Wright’s advocacy of creating cities built to human scale, of planning the open spaces, making possible both community places and truly private places, of decentralizing the structure of our civilization--found their most thoughtful expression in his Broadacre City, an idea that grew from the 1932 book into a highly influential theory of city planning--and a radical critique, not only of the unhealthy, unwieldy American city but of his European contemporaries’ coldly rational urban warehouses for humans” (Fowler, Frank Lloyd Wright: Graphic Artist).

Provenance: Given by Frank Lloyd Wright to his eldest son, Frank Lloyd Wright, Jr., commonly known as “Lloyd”. Lloyd Wright was a noted architect in his own right, working mostly in Southern California.

New York: William Farquhar Payson, 1932. Quarto, original decorated green cloth, original dust jacket; custom half-leather box. Inscribed in ink by Wright on the front free endpaper. Book near-fine with offsetting from tipped-in newspaper article on rear endpapers and toning on front pastedown; extremely rare dust jacket (usually lacking) with soiling, tape repairs, and splits at folds. An outstanding association copy of one of Wright’s most influential works.

Price: $5,500 .