Urbana & Chicago: University of Illinois Press, (1998).
First Edition. Hardcover. Quarto, black cloth, xx, 262pp, biblio., index, fully illus., 33 plates, 204 text figures Fine / Near Fine. Item #900016
Built in Chicago in 1914, Frank Lloyd Wright's Midway Gardens was a concert garden that included an indoor restaurant and dance hall, a five-tiered, outdoor summer garden with band shell, a tavern, and a private club. Wright himself created the furnishings, china, graphic designs, and the patterned ornament, sculpture, and murals which embellished its walls. Paul Kruty traces the project's history and argues that its complex design and extensive use of decoration were the first unmistakable examples of a change in style and approach that was to characterize Wright's work for the next 15 years. Fine in near fine moderately rubbed dust wrapper and protective mylar