Frank Lloyd Wright for Kids: His Life and Ideas with 21 Activities

Frank Lloyd Wright for Kids: His Life and Ideas with 21 Activities

by Kathleen Thorne-Thomsen

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781613744741
Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/01/2014
Series: Chicago Review Press For Kids Series
Edition description: Second Edition, Second edition
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 481,743
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile: 1010L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Kathleen Thorne-Thomsen is an author who specializes in writing and designing books and websites for museums, historical sites, and educational organizations. She is the author of Greene and Greene for Kids, The Huntington for Kids, The Sustainability Book for Kids, and many others. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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Frank Lloyd Wright for Kids: His Life and Ideas with 21 Activities 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
New Camp Jupiter. <br> Steampunk RP. <br> Fantasy/Kingdom RP. <br> Pirate RP. <br> New school RP. <p> [ Again, post other RP ideas over this. ]
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