Modern Architecture: Being the Kahn Lectures for 1930
Princton University Press, Published by Published for the Department of Art and Archaeology 1931
First edition. Original decorated glazed paper over boards (after a design by Wright), 4to, 114pp, (2) pp and 6 halftone plates. Portrait. Typographic end sheets by Wright. First edition. Sweeney 250. The lectures covered 1. Machinery, Materials and Men: 2. Style in Industry: 3. The Passing of the Cornice: 4. The Cardboard House: 5. The Tyranny of the Skyscraper: and 6. The City. Ex library copy preserving original boards although these edge worn and rather chipped. Former owner's stamp and class marks on front free end paper. Key text for understanding Frank Lloyd Wright's approach to modernism - effectively a polemical text on the subject.