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Exceptional Frank Lloyd Wright Archive to Highlight Bonhams Sale

LOS ANGELES, CA.- Included within the 400-lot Bonhams & Butterfields Fine Books & Manuscripts auction on February 14, 2010 is a massive archive of photographs, correspondence and select building plans related to groundbreaking architect and designer Frank Lloyd Wright. Assembled by Professor Henry Russell Hitchcock for the landmark 1942 treatise In the Nature of Materials, which he co-authored with Wright, the archive offers an exceptionally rich documentation of the architect’s work including notes for images of many buildings that no longer survive (est. $20,000-30,000). Highlights from the archive include approximately 600 rare black and white photographs of Wright’s buildings and interiors; many derive