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Frank Lloyd Wright

Rights and Restrictions Information

Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 20540-4730


Publication and other forms of distribution: May be restricted. It is necessary to conduct item-specific assessments of the rights associated with the specific pieces. Rights will vary depending on such factors as whether the work was published in the U.S., whether it was unpublished (created for purposes other than distribution), and whether it was created for a client as a "work for hire," taking into account guidelines on the duration of copyright (see: Copyright and Other Restrictions That Apply to Publication/Distribution of Images: Assessing the Risk of Using a P&P Image - How Long Copyrights Last).

While architects traditionally retain the intellectual property rights for their creative works, in some instances such rights may have been transferred to the client. Wright transferred the rights he held to the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. In general, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation claims rights to his drawings. Contact information for the Foundation is:

Registrar, Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation
Taliesin West
PO Box 4430
Scottsdale, AZ 85261-4430
Tel: 480-860-2700
Fax: 480-451-0254
Email: [email protected]

Access: Subject to P&P policy on serving originals, which requires use of digital surrogates in preference to the originals, when available.

Reproduction (photocopying, hand-held camera copying, photoduplication and other forms of copying allowed by "fair use"): Subject to P&P policy on copying. This policy prohibits photocopying of original drawings.

Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Alfred Bendiner Memorial Collection, [reproduction number, e.g., LC-USZ62-90145]

For more information, please read: Copyright and Other Restrictions That Apply to Publication/Distribution of Images: Assessing the Risk of Using a P&P Image


Prepared by: Prints and Photographs Division staff. Revised: May 15, 2003; March 2019.


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