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The Usonian House: Souvenir of the Exhibition: Sixty Years of Living Architecture: The Work of Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright
Published in 1953
12 pages, fully illustrated
Softcover, 7.5 x 10 inches

On October 22, 1953, Sixty Years of Living Architecture: The Work of Frank Lloyd Wright opened in New York on the site where the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum would eventually be built. Two Frank Lloyd Wright-designed buildings were constructed specifically to house the exhibition: a temporary pavilion made of glass, fiberboard, and pipe columns; and a 1,700-square-foot, fully furnished, two-bedroom, model Usonian house representing Wright’s organic solution for modest, middle-class dwellings. Distributed at the exhibition, this archival brochure presents a detailed description of the house, its architectural plans, and black-and-white photographs of the house’s design, interior, and furnishings, all of which were designed by Wright.

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