6 December 2013
[WRIGHT, Frank Lloyd.] -- H.Th. WIJDEVELD, editor. The Life-Work of the American Architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Santpoort: C.A. Mees, 1925.
4o (330 x 325 mm). Later cloth binding, spine gilt lettered. Provenance: Fowler McCormick (1872-1941, presentation inscription).
FIRST BOOK EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED BY WRIGHT above his portrait on verso of the title to his longtime friend Fowler McCormick: "To Fowler this first record of European Recognition Frank Lloyd Wright." Plans for the Harold McCormick House Illinois, are depicted on pp.87-89. The seven consecutive special issues of Wendingen were bound together. It is the first major publication of Wright's works since the 1910-11 publication of Ausgeführte Bauten. Published by the Amsterdam society of architects Architectura et Amicitia, Wendingen was to be devoted to architecture, construction and ornamentation. The magazine was published from 1918 to 1932. Using a revolutionary new typography, it presented designs covering a wide range of both national, and international contemporary artists. Sweeney 165.
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