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Acknowledgments viii 1 Chicago Architectural Club, 1894-1914 1 2 The Work of Frank Lloyd Wright, 1893-1930 and Modern Architecture: International Exhibition, Museum of Modern Art, 1932 41 3 Broadacre City, 1935 87 4 Museum of Modern Art, 1933-53 109 5 The Italian Exhibition and Sixty Years of Living Architecture, 1948-56 169 6 Coda: 1957-59 211 7 Conclusion 222 APPENDIX A Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibitions, 1894-1959 231 APPENDIX B Frank Lloyd Wright Models, 1894-1959 240 Notes 248 Index 267

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Kathryn Smith is an architectural historian who specializes in Frank Lloyd Wright. Her books include Frank Lloyd Wright: American Master; Frank Lloyd Wright, Hollyhock House, and Olive Hill: Buildings and Projects for Aline Barnsdall; and Schindler House. She lives in Santa Monica, California.


"Smith refutes the public and historical notion of Wright as a self-promoter by drawing on evidence of his being an innovator and a social activist who sought divergent routes to publicizing his work for the sake of artistic progress and social improvements. Smith illuminates the multimedia component of Wright's work ... to shed light on the broader discourse of architecture and design as it approaches a new age of modernity."--Metropolis "In her book Wright on Exhibit (Princeton University Press), Kathryn Smith shows how Wright used exhibitions to keep his reputation alive ... A study focused entirely on an architect's exhibitions, as Smith has provided, might seem specific to the point of narrowness--and for another architect perhaps it might be. But exhibitions and self-promotion kept the Wright flame alive."--Will Wiles, Apollo Magazine

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