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
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"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.
New York: Rizzoli, 1999.
First edition. Oblong quarto, original illustrated boards, illustrations throughout. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed by Frank Gehry on the title page. Edited by Mildred Friedman. Essay by Michael Sorkin. Commentary by Gehry throughout.
Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2007.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author on the title page in the year of publication, “To Chris and Kathy, Dear friends and neighbors! Nathan May 3, 2007.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.
London: Methuen, 1952.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece of Welles as Othello. Inscribed by Orson Welles and with a painting (self-portrait) done by him across the front endpaper and flyleaf is likely a self-portrait of Welles in black, purple and yellow paint and is inscribed “For Lennie with much love and a tiny pinch of salt Orson.” The recipient, New York Post columnist Leonard Lyons was an early champion of Welles and the two were close friends for decades. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Rare and desirable with such a warm inscription by one of the finest actors of the twentieth century.
Jerusalem: Yad Vashem Publications, 2006.
First edition. Quarto, original boards, illustrated throughout. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To John Rogers with best wishes Moshe Safdie April 24 2015.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Contributors include: Joan Ockman, Moshe Safdie, Avner Shalev and Elie Wiesel.