5 December 2008
[WRIGHT, Frank Lloyd]. HITCHCOCK, Henry-Russell (1903-1987). In the Nature of Materials. The Buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright. New York: Duell, Sloan, and Pearce, 1942.
4o (215 x 220 mm). Numerous photographic illustrations and plans in text. Original maroon cloth, lettered in silver on front cover and spine (some rubbing, a few small stains to front cover and spine, a few small nicks at tail of spine). Provenance: Catherine Wright Baxter (1894-1979), daughter of Frank Lloyd Wright.
FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT to his daughter: "Frank Lloyd Wright to his daughter Catherine. Dec. 7 49." Written in conjunction with the Museum of Modern Art, In the Nature of Materials is the first major work on Frank Lloyd Wright. It soon became a standard text and served to bring Wright's architecture to a broader audience. A FINE ASSOCIATION COPY, inscribed to Catherine Wright, one of six children from his first marriage to Kitty Tobin Wright. [With:] A black and white photograph, presumably of Catherine.
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