Costume sketch by Edith Head for Bette Davis in ‘All About Eve’, 1950.
Imperial Hotel, Tokyo, Japan, 1923 (demolished, 1968) — Frank Lloyd Wright. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Imperial Hotel in Tokyo was renowned for withstanding the earthquake of 1923, when nearly all other important buildings were destroyed by seismic activity or fire.
Like a lot of people I have been a huge fan of Wrights architecture, He crafts the entire entity from the structure to furniture, to rugs. I am very happy they are working to restore the wonderful Robie House.
"Never known for being humble, Frank Lloyd Wright probably didn’t surprise anyone when his appeal to stop the proposed 1957 demolition of his famed Robie House here went something like this: You wouldn’t destroy this building any more than you would ‘a great painting because it’s more important than any [painting] could possibly be.’"
An Evolving Aesthetic: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Home & Studio in Oak Park, Illinois