This lavish book--which accompanies an exhibition at Japan Society Gallery in New York--examines Wright's passion for Japanese art and illuminates the profound impact it had on his personal and professional life. 225 illustrations, 89 in full color.This lavish book--which accompanies an exhibition at Japan Society Gallery in New York--examines Wright's passion for Japanese art and illuminates the profound impact it had on his personal and professional life. 225 illustrations, 89 in full color.Read Less
VG. Pale blue paper on boards with design, grey DJ with color illustration; 304 pp; 219 illustrations. Includes images of some of the stunning examples of Japanese art in Wright's collection as well as its place in buildings and examples of his architectural design. From the publisher: "This is the untold story of the role played by architect Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) in the world of Asian art, particularly the art of Japan. It is the saga of Wright's other passion, and a set of clients who never considered commissioning a building from him. Wright's career as a dealer at one time rivaled his architectural practice in terms of both the attention he devoted to it and his financial gain. This groundbreaking book reveals his intense admiration for some of the most beautiful art in the world, but it also a tale of rivalry, greed, double-crossing, devious dealings, and acquisition fever."
Fine in fine jacket. An important work that sheds new light on not only Wright's passion as a connoisseur but also his role as a dealer of prints to major institutions and collectors. First Printing. 304 pp. 4to. Clean, crisp copy.
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