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The New Frontier Broadacre City. Taliesin, No. 1, October 1940.

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The New Frontier Broadacre City. Taliesin, No. 1, October 1940.
  • The New Frontier Broadacre City. Taliesin, No. 1, October 1940.
  • The New Frontier Broadacre City. Taliesin, No. 1, October 1940.
  • The New Frontier Broadacre City. Taliesin, No. 1, October 1940.
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Description: FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY WRIGHT. This first of volume of Frank Lloyd Wright?s journal Taliesin lays forth his conception for Broadacre City. Preceded by an earlier volume, this No. 1 begins the series again (Sweeney, 2040). Wright noted in the issue itself, "With this number we begin a new volume. Inexperienced in the publishing business we spent almost all the money paid by our subscribers for nine issues, on the first one" (Wright, 35). Published in conjunction with the Taliesin Fellowship, Wright?s ?training program for architects,? this volume extols a new organization of the American populace, adroitly employing detailed models, typographical separations, and Wright?s designs (Encyclopedia Brittanica). ?Wright?s Broadacre City synopsized his critique of modern life. Wright envisioned Broadacre City as a four-square-mile settlement for 1,400 families. The guiding philosophy?and a prefiguration of the current trend of sustainability?was small is good: 'small farms, small factories, small homes for industry, small schools and small laboratories on home grounds, all working in coordination.' Wright used multiple building types, with emphasis on detached residences, in a treatment of the landscape that appears romantic compared with the strict rationalism of European efforts (Anthony Alofsin, American Art). As Wright noted, ?So Broadacre city is no mere 'Back-to-the-Land' idea but is, rather, a breaking down of the artificial divisions set up between urban and rural life. In Broadacres you will find not only a pattern for natural freedom for the individual as individual. You will find there structure based upon decentralization of nearly everything big business has built up to be 'Big'" (Wright, 36). Spring Green, Wisconsin: Taliesin Fellowship, October 1940, pp. 38. Oblong quatro in stapled and decorated original wrappers, printed in black and red throughout; custom silk case. Signature reads ?Frank Lloyd Wright? on front cover. Previous owner?s signature on verso of front cover reads: ?Edward O. Clark 11-16-40 F.L.W. Exhibition at Museum of Modern Art. N.Y.? Some moderate foxing on front cover, beginning and ending pages. Binding and paper structure excellent. A strong copy, extremely rare signed.

Artist or Maker: WRIGHT, FRANK LLoyd; NOTT, CHARLES STANLEY

 
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