Frank Lloyd Wright.
The Architectural Forum. Issue January 1938. New York 1938.
32pp, (2), 108, (2)pp, pages 33-74 with many photos and plans.
30 x 22,5 cm. Sipral bound, stiff covers printed in red and black.
“The entire issue of the January 1938 ‘Architectural Forum’ is a masterpiece in terms of its totally unified design, which combines the skills of the photographer, the writer, and the graphic designer. The design is a statement of Wright’s ideasabout architecture in the graphic medium. The bold , simple rectilinear designs characteristic of Wright’s furniture are reflected here in thr straight lines and right angles that compose the cover. Wright’s idea of continuity is expressed in the continuation of the design from the cover to the inside pages and then its repetition at the end. The lettering used on the cover was developed in the 1920s and was also used in ‘An Autobiography’ six years earlier. Five variations of the typeface of the cover were used inside the magazine. Wright’s now familiar signature – the red square from the early Oak Park days – appears boldly as the center of the cover’s design. Appropriatley, the issue was dedicatedn ‘to my beloved master Louis Henry Sullivan and grand old chief Dankmar Adler.” D. Hanks, The decorative designs of FLW, pp. 182-183 and color plate 21.