imperial hotel
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imperial hotel: exterior
imperial hotel
he hotel had an extensive decorative scheme, facilitated by the abundance of skilled carvers of Oya stone, an easily carved lava. Wright skillfully deployed ornament to reinforce the building’s geometries in every detail. The complex is also strikingly symmetrical, to a degree unmatched in Wright’s work.
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