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Frank Lloyd Wright and His New American Architecture (Badger Biographies)

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From boyhood adventures to the creation of visionary buildings like the Guggenheim Museum, Frank Lloyd Wright and His New American Architecture chronicles the vibrant life of one of the world's most famous architects.

Wright's love of architecture was nurtured early on-from paintings of European cathedrals hung in his childhood room; to "Froebel Gifts" building blocks, which he crafted into crude structures; to long walks near the Wisconsin River, where his mother pointed out patterns and colors in nature. Wright also learned, from summers spent on his uncle's Spring Green farm, that adversity is part of life. And perhaps this helped him weather a life beset with both tragedy and triumph.

Wright's prolific career spanned more than 70 years, and he created 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.

Synopsis:

This anecdote-filled account of Wright's life and work also introduces young readers to basic concepts in architecture. In it, we see how lessons learned from boyhood adventures—and more than a few personal setbacks—were part of the story of one of the world’s leading architects. Drawings and photographs, maps, a glossary, timeline, and reading activities are also included.

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Born with developmental disabilities and raised in an institution and foster care, Cindy Bentley has learned to live independently, helped to start a disability advocacy organization, and has been a spokesperson for Special Olympics International.

Synopsis:

Wright's prolific career spanned more than 70 years, and he created more than 1,100 designs. Author Bob Kann brings young 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.

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The most famous couple in Wisconsin politics, “Fighting Bob” La Follette and his wife, Belle Case La Follette, come to life in the pages of the newest addition to the Badger Biographies series for young readers.  The father of “Progressive politics,” Bob La Follette was famous for digging in his heels when it came to reforming government corruption. He also gained a reputation for fiery speeches on the campaign trail and on the Senate floor. Belle La Follette was political in her own right. The first woman to graduate from the University of Wisconsin’s Law School, she was an advocate for world peace and an agitator for the women’s vote. She was also Bob’s most trusted political advisor. Together, the couple raised a family and fought for the changes they believed would make the world a better place

About the Author

Author of several Badger Biographies, Bob Kann is a well-known storyteller and speaker. Before retiring, Caroline Hoffman worked for 20 years for the Wisconsin Council on Developmental Disabilities as a policy advocate.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780870204418
Author:
Kann, Bob
Publisher:
Wisconsin Historical Society Press
Author:
Hoffman, Caroline
Subject:
Wright, Frank Lloyd
Subject:
Architects -- United States.
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Historical
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Sports & Recreation
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Badger Biographies Series
Publication Date:
20100331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
9 x 7 in
Age Level:
07-12

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Children's » Nonfiction » Biographies
Young Adult » Nonfiction » Biographies

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"Synopsis" by ,
This anecdote-filled account of Wright's life and work also introduces young readers to basic concepts in architecture. In it, we see how lessons learned from boyhood adventures—and more than a few personal setbacks—were part of the story of one of the world’s leading architects. Drawings and photographs, maps, a glossary, timeline, and reading activities are also included.
"Synopsis" by ,

Born with developmental disabilities and raised in an institution and foster care, Cindy Bentley has learned to live independently, helped to start a disability advocacy organization, and has been a spokesperson for Special Olympics International.

"Synopsis" by ,

Wright's prolific career spanned more than 70 years, and he created more than 1,100 designs. Author Bob Kann brings young 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.

"Synopsis" by ,
The most famous couple in Wisconsin politics, “Fighting Bob” La Follette and his wife, Belle Case La Follette, come to life in the pages of the newest addition to the Badger Biographies series for young readers.  The father of “Progressive politics,” Bob La Follette was famous for digging in his heels when it came to reforming government corruption. He also gained a reputation for fiery speeches on the campaign trail and on the Senate floor. Belle La Follette was political in her own right. The first woman to graduate from the University of Wisconsin’s Law School, she was an advocate for world peace and an agitator for the women’s vote. She was also Bob’s most trusted political advisor. Together, the couple raised a family and fought for the changes they believed would make the world a better place
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