1912 - Wright publishes “The Japanese Print, An Interpretation”

Published in 1912, Wright’s book, The Japanese Print, An Interpretation, offers an analysis of the print in its cultural milieu. The theories set forth in text can be read as a statement about Wright’s approach to architecture. During his Oak Park years, Wright achieved in his buildings the qualities he admired most in the Japanese print: geometric abstraction, balance, a sense of repose, and above all, a simplicity attained by eliminating the inessential.