Frank Lloyd Wright.-
Eizo Sugawara. [Shinbashi Enbujo - Shinbashi Theatre].
Tokyo, Koyosha 1926.
,10pp and 71 plates (two colour plates with mosaic designs).
26 x19 cm. Publisher's decorated white boards blocked in gilt and red, printed card slipcase.
This could be called 'Frank Lloyd Wright's Tokyo Theatre' for it is, top to toe, Wright at his most Japanese. Even the red and gold design on the cover is pure Wright. Wright did design a never-built theatre while in Tokyo so despite his aversion to sharing credit, or fees, perhaps he had some satisfaction in seeing the theatre of his colleague and acolyte Eizo Sugawara realised so exactly in his own image. Following the colour plates of mosaic designs are measured drawings and plans and photo views of the exterior and interior, where Wright is particularly rampant, with satisfying detail.
Spine a bit browned and restored along the hinges; slipcase with some small repairs.