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Author Thorne-Thomsen, Kathleen

Title Frank Lloyd Wright for kids : his life and ideas / Kathleen Thorne-Thomsen.

Publication Info. Chicago : Chicago Review Press, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Grandview Library Children's Non-fiction    j 720.92 Wright,F THO 2014    Available
Edition Second edition, revised and expanded.
Description 130 pages : illustrations ; 22 x 28 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series For kids series
--for kids (Chicago, Ill.)
Note "21 activities."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Kathleen Thorne-Thomsen describes the influences of Wright's 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 Wright's 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959 -- Juvenile literature
Architects -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
ISBN 9781613744741 (paperback)
1613744749 (paperback)
1480655147 (Paw Prints)
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