Frank Lloyd Wright for Kids: His Life and Ideas Kathleen Thorne-Thomsen

Frank Lloyd Wright for Kids: His Life and Ideas

Author: Kathleen Thorne-Thomsen
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Book Title
Frank Lloyd Wright for Kids: His Life and Ideas
Author
Kathleen Thorne-Thomsen
ISBN
9781613744741
An engaging, kid-friendly exploration of America's leading architect and his workThis 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 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. Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Kathleen Thorne-ThomsenPublisher: Chicago Review PressPublished: 07/01/2014ISBN: 9781613744741Pages: 130Weight: 1.05lbsSize: 8.40h x 10.90w x 0.40dReview Citations: School Library Journal 07/01/2014 pg. 126

An engaging, kid-friendly exploration of America's 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 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.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Kathleen Thorne-Thomsen
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Published: 07/01/2014
ISBN: 9781613744741
Pages: 130
Weight: 1.05lbs
Size: 8.40h x 10.90w x 0.40d

Review Citations: School Library Journal 07/01/2014 pg. 126

An engaging, kid-friendly exploration of America's 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 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.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Kathleen Thorne-Thomsen
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Published: 07/01/2014
ISBN: 9781613744741
Pages: 130
Weight: 1.05lbs
Size: 8.40h x 10.90w x 0.40d

Review Citations: School Library Journal 07/01/2014 pg. 126