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Happy Birthday Frank Lloyd Wright

ReD. Revue Svazu moderní kultury Devětsil [ReD: Review of the Union for Modern Culture Devětsil]

Born in 1867, Frank Lloyd Wright is considered the greatest American architect of the last century. The magazine featured here, ReD. Revue Svazu moderní kultury Devětsil [ReD: Review of the Union for Modern Culture Devětsil], published in Czechoslovakia, 1927-1931, shows that Wright's influence was also strong in Europe as well as America: 

Avant-garde Czech book design sprang from the Devětsil Artistic Union, a highly influential group of avant-garde poets, writers, artists, and designers active from 1920 to 1931. ReD, the most important of Devětsil ’s journals, published work by leading names in the fields of writing, art, and architecture, among them poetry by Mallarmé and Apollinaire; prose by James Joyce; reproductions of art by Arp, Chagall, Kandinsky, Brancusi, Mondrian and El Lissitzky; and articles on the architecture of Le Corbusier, Gropius, and Frank Lloyd Wright.

Digital collection:

Czech Book Covers of the 1920s and 1930s

Selected titles on the architect from Libraries' collections:

Frank Lloyd Wright: Europe and beyond, edited by Anthony Alofsin.

Working with Mr. Wright: what it was like, Curtis Besinger.

Frank Lloyd Wright: the romantic spirit, Carol Bishop.

The Nature of Frank Lloyd Wright, edited by Carol R. Bolon, Robert S. Nelson, and Linda Seidel.

Architecture and modern life, by Baker Brownell and Frank Lloyd Wright.

If you're in the D.C. area, a great example of Wright's design from the 40s can be seen at the Pope-Leighey House.

—Elizabeth Periale

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