Signed Frank Lloyd Wright Letter
Frank Lloyd Wright Autographed Letter.
Wright, Frank Lloyd.$2,000.00
Item Number: 3793
Taliesin : 1945.
Autograph letter signed by Frank Lloyd Wright addressed to "Friedrich Bruns: 2330 Rowley Avenue: Madison 5" The letter reads: "My dear Friedrich Bruns: Would you please be so kind as to pass this brochure on to somebody you think capable of translating it properly, inserting [between the] the leaves with the translation written on each side [of the insert]. We expect to pay whatever the work would be worth. Sincerely, Frank Lloyd Wright." Wright also writes below in his hand, "Kindly cherish this brochure it is the only one we have! FLW." Matted and framed with the original hand canceled envelope.
Frank Lloyd Wright." Wright also writes below in his hand
Other Books by this Author
"The Guggenheim has asked me for a recommendation for the new work she wants to do...": Autographed Letter Signed by Frank Lloyd Wright to Lewis Mumford
Taliesin : 1940.
Important autograph letter signed by Frank Lloyd Wright to friend and architectural critic, Lewis Mumford. Letter is 19 x 8 1/2 inches. It reads, "My dear Lewis: Ive read "The Brown Decade" you so kindly sent me and it is a useful work in your splendid style. I didnt agree in total but admire and respect. I was sorry to see so little of you in New York- intending to see you if I saw no one else. And the stupidity of wandering around in the Lehigh Starret building while you were waiting for me at 41 west 12th street rises to plague me still. Dutchy and I saw something of Catherine Bauer in New York. The Guggenheim has asked me for a recommendation for the new work she wants to do and I my best- but wrote her what I thought of her thesis. You know what I must think about that. Enclosed is a copy of what I think about it for your files if you care for it. Wright would later accept the contract to build the Guggenheim three years later in 1943, Hilla Rebay, the curator stated to Wright that he wanted to build, "A temple of spirit, a monument!” Matted and framed.
“An idea is salvation by imagination”: Inscribed by Frank Lloyd Wright to his Granddaughter Anne Baxter
New York: Horizon Press Inc, 1955.
First editon. Quarto, original cloth. Inscribed by the author to his granddaughter Anne Baxter, “To Anne- with love from Grandfather F.L. Wright 59.” Anne Baxter was an American actress known for her performances in films such as The Magnificent Ambersons, The Razor’s Edge, All About Eve and The Ten Commandments. In near fine condition with light wear to the extremities. Also laid into this volume is an original black and white photograph. With a slipcase. An excellent association copy.
Taliesin : 1940.
Autograph letter signed by Frank Lloyd Wright addressed to "Mrs. Isabelle R. Martin: "Graycliff": Derby: New York. The letter reads, "My dear Mrs. Martin: Ive written Aline Barnadelll to buy the screens. If she doesnt Ill try Hib Johnson. Sincerely Frank Lloyd Wright" The letter is dated June 26th, 1940 and is on his Taliesin letterhead. Graycliff, is an estate on a high cliff overlooking Lake Erie, and was designed in 1926 by Frank Lloyd Wright for Isabelle R. Martin and her husband, Darwin D. Martin, a Larkin Company executive, also the recipients of this letter. The Larkin Building was designed in 1904 by Frank Lloyd Wright and built in 1906 for the Larkin Company of Buffalo, New York. Matted and framed.
"For thousands of years, human beings have communicated with one another in the language of dress": First Edition of The Language Of Clothes; Signed by Alison Lurie
New York: Random House, 1981.
First edition of Lurie’s classic work about the clothes we wear and what they say about us. Quarto, original cloth. Illustrated by Doris Palca. Signed by the author on the half-title page with the added words, “For thousands of years, human beings have communicated with one another in the language of dress. Alison Lurie.” Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket design by Ray Cruz. A unique example.
“A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality": Grapefruit; Signed by Yoko Ono and John Lennon
London: Sphere Books, 1971.
First Sphere books edition of this early example of conceptual art. 12mo, original illustrated wrappers, as issued. Signed by both John Lennon and Yoko Ono on the front free endpaper. In near fine condition with some light rubbing and a crease to the rear panel. The Sphere edition integrates the subject matter of Ono’s 1966 short film Bottoms. Rare and desirable signed by both Ono and Lennon.
"Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light": First Edition of Le Corbusier's New World of Space
New York: Reynal and Hitchcock, 1948.
First edition. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated throughout. Foreword by F.S. Wright. Name to the endpapers, near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket.