Renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright was an avid and important collector and dealer of Asian art. His personal collection included thousands of Japanese color woodblock prints, and it was his discerning eye that helped build the foremost private holdings in the United States, which in turn became the cornerstones of the important collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. This lavish bookwhich accompanies an exhibition at the Japan Society Gallery in New Yorkexamines Wright's passion for Japanese art and illuminates the profound impact it had on his personal and professional life.
Author Julia Meech has devoted years to researching this aspect of Wright's life and work. Her fascinating studywhich spans Wright's entire career and is lavishly illustrated with color reproductions of works of art and scores of archival photographsadds a rich new chapter to the body of scholarship on the great American architect.
Author Biography: Julia Meech, a scholar and art historian, is a senior consultant in the Department of Japanese Art at Christie's in New York City, where she lives.