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Frank Lloyd Wright - Architect of the Century

Frank Lloyd Wright: Architect of the Century

Wright's 1910 Wasmuth Portfolio lithographs, the only monograph by America's greatest architect.


Forty years after his death, Frank Lloyd Wright continues to be recognized as the most influential architect of the Twentieth Century. The prolific Wright was an accomplished draftsman at 20 and an established architect by 26.

But it was in 1910, at the age of 43, that Wright achieved true international fame with the German publication of his monograph, The Wasmuth Portfolio. The Wasmuth lithographs brought Wright's distinctive Prairie Style to the attention of European modernists Walter Gropius, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Le Corbusier, then starting their careers.

Today the Wasmuth Portfolio remains a cornerstone of American modernism. Beginning Friday, October 1st, ArchiTech presents an exhibition and sale of original drawings and photographs by Frank Lloyd Wright and Wasmuth Portfolio lithographs featuring the Larkin Building, the Avery Coonley House and his gigantic Wolf Lake entertainment pavilion. Included are Wasmuth prints of various buildings for Oak Park, River Forest and the North Shore.

 


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wasmuth print
Frank Lloyd Wright
Larkin Buidling
from The Wasmuth Portfolio, 1910
Lithograph
25 1/4 x 16 inches

wasmuth portfolio
Frank Lloyd Wright
Plan and entry Gallery for Avery Coonley
from The Wasmuth Portfolio, 1910
Lithograph
16 x 25 1/4 inches

Wasmuth Portfolio, Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright
Cabin for Como Orchards Project
from The Wasmuth Portfolio, 1910
Lithograph
25 1/4 x 16 in.

 


Link to Frank Lloyd Wright biography page
 
Link to Picturing Wright: the Photographs of Henry Fuermann and Company

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