Frank Lloyd Wright and His New American Architecture tells the story of Frank Lloyd Wright from boyhood adventures to the creation of visionary buildings like the Guggenheim Museum. This book about Frank Lloyd Wright chronicles the vibrant life of one of the world's most famous architects. Wright's love of architecture was nurtured from an early age. He also learned early in his life, from summers spent on his uncle's Spring Green farm, that adversity is part of life. The experiences of his youth may have helped him weather a life beset with both tragedy and triumph. Frank Lloyd Wright and His New American Architecture captures Wright's prolific career spanning more than 70 years, and the creation of more than 1,100 designs.
Author Bob Kann brings readers into the eccentric stories behind some of Wright's landmark buildings. Find out about Wright's Oak Park home, known to locals as "the house with a tree growing through it;" the Robie House, which is shaped like a battleship; and Fallingwater, which is built on a waterfall. Learn how Wright successfully built the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo to withstand earthquakes, and how the Johnson Wax Building and Guggenheim Museum set new standards in institutional architecture. From the Wisconsin Historical Society Press. Paperback, 112 pages, 7 in. x 9 in., 40 b/w photos and maps.
This is the latest release in the Wisconsin Historical Society Press' Badger Biography Series aimed at grades 4 through 8: Sidebars on architecture, photographs and drawings, a timeline, glossary of terms, and suggestions for activities and discussion round out this lively book.
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