Frank Lloyd Wright for Kids: His Life and Ideas, 21 Activites (For Kids series)

by Kathleen Thorne-Thomsen

Paperback, 1994

Status

Available

Local notes

720.92 Tho

Collection

Series

Publication

Chicago Review Press (1994), Edition: 1st, 138 pages. Purchased in 2009. $20.00.

Description

An engaging, kid-friendly exploration of Americas leading architect and his work, this revised and updated edition of a longstanding classic, Frank Lloyd Wright for Kids, details the life, times, and work of the celebrated architect. Through simple, kid-friendly prose and anecdotes, author Kathleen Thorne-Thomsen describes the influences of Wrights Wisconsin childhood filled with nature, music, and close family ties; his struggles to find work as a young architect; the unique style that led him to the top of his profession; and masterpieces such as the Robie House, Hollyhock House, Fallingwater, the Guggenheim, and many others. Also discussed are Wrights sometimes-controversial private and public life and the people and times that influenced him and vice-versa, with new sidebars on topics such as the Chicago and Bauhaus schools of architecture, Friedrich Froebel and his toy blocks that enchanted Wright as a child, and the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. Budding architects will delve into architectural and design concepts while having fun through 21 hands-on projects, such as creating an edible model of Fallingwater, making a miniature Japanese kite, reading an architectural plan, and much more. A time line, glossary, bibliography, and list of houses to visit are also included.… (more)

Language

Original language

English

Physical description

138 p.; 11 inches

ISBN

155652207X / 9781556522079

Barcode

4774

Pages

138

Rating

(8 ratings; 3.9)
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