Rohnert Park, CA: Pomegranate Art Books, 1996. Centennial reprint. Hardcover w/Dust Jacket. Quarto, pp 72. Beautifully illustrated with gravure b/w photographs and b/w illustrations of intricate, tapestry-like patterns. Near Fine in Very Good Dust Jacket; mild ex-lib. Item #18985
In 1896-1898, Frank Lloyed Wright printed 90 copies of The House Beautiful on a hand press. The book addressed the aesthetic, practical, social and spiritual concerns of creating a home, and, in keeping with the philosophics of the Arts and Crafts Movement, expressed how they all affect each other and must be considered simultaneously. This centennial edition is the first trade edition to reproduce the full text, gravure photographs and Wright's design of the original. Because so few copies of the original were printed, this book has remained unknown to the general public. Now it can be given its deserved attention.