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 .