The Getty Library owns photographs of Frank Lloyd Wright's drawings and microfiche copies of Wright's correspondence. The original drawings and letters are housed at The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives (The Museum of Modern Art | Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York).
Frank Lloyd Wright Drawings (Photographs)
The Getty Library possesses approximately 23,000 8 x 10 inch photographic copies of original drawings. The collection includes plans, elevations, sections, details, and perspective drawings for realized and unrealized projects, as well as photographs of decorative art designs and copies of historic photographs of buildings. The photographs are organized chronologically by project number.
Frank Lloyd Wright Correspondence
The Getty Library houses microfiche copies of 103,071 original documents. Letters were written primarily between Wright or members of his firms (particularly the Taliesin Fellowship) and clients, suppliers of building materials, architectural historians, publishers, Taliesin students, and fellow architects. Documents are arranged chronologically within each letter of the alphabet and have been indexed by date, author, addressee, affiliation, major subjects, and project number.
Banner: Barnsdall Hollyhock House (detail), Frank Lloyd Wright (American, 1867–1959), gelatin silver photograph of original drawing from the Hollyhock House project, 1916–21. Frank Lloyd Wright Architectural Drawings Collection, The Getty Research Institute, 860202. © 1985 Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. All Rights Reserved