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Frank Lloyd Wright (Raintree Biographies Series)
     

Frank Lloyd Wright (Raintree Biographies Series)

by Scott Ingram
 

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Children's Literature
The influence of this brilliant architect on modern day American buildings is vast and innovative. As a pioneer of the Arts and Crafts movement, he developed the Prairie style, in which houses blended with their surroundings instead of standing out intrusively. This led to the popular open plan, low roofed bungalow and ranch style homes. He originated the carport and was among the first to use poured concrete as a building material. His exciting structures include bridges, churches, offices, private homes, museums, hotels, schools, and other public buildings, all carefully created to harmonize with their settings. Born in 1869, Wright grew up in Wisconsin, apprenticed as an architect in Chicago, and created many famous structures during his long and productive life, including Fallingwater, the Taliesins, and the Guggenheim Museum. He was also and interior designer and furniture designer. The straightforward, readable text is illustrated with well-reproduced color and black-and-white photographs and includes a table of contents, glossary, timeline, reading list, and index. The book is part of the "Raintree Biographies" series. 2003, Raintree/Reed Elsevier,
— Patricia Dole

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739868669
Publisher:
Heinemann Library
Publication date:
04/28/2003
Series:
Raintree Biographies Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.48(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.32(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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