Organic Architecture + Design Archives


Jewel of the Orient :: The Imperial Hotel

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Soft Cover :: 40 pages :: 8" x 8"
Limited Edition Re-Issue with new introduction by Kathryn Smith

In summer 1923, before Frank Lloyd Wright’s completed Imperial Hotel officially opened to the public, the management published a comprehensive illustrated 32-page booklet describing the new building and extolling its virtues. It was, using contemporary language, a marketing tool aimed to attract hotel guests and people of influence. This remarkable publication, out of print for the better part of a century, describes Wright’s building in great detail including many photographs that “go behind the scenes” and are unique to this booklet. A rare collector’s item
that is now available as a reprint for the first time in 100 years.

This commemorative publication with a new Introduction by Kathryn Smith has been produced by the Organic Architecture and Design Archives to mark the 100th anniversary of the opening of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Imperial Hotel, Tokyo, Japan, on September 1, 1923.

It has been printed in a limited edition of 500 copies with the purpose of furthering knowledge and preserving the past for future generations.

**NOTE:** This is a special publication and is not included as part of the Journal OA+D subscription. It must be purchased separately.

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