Have you ever heard of the American architect Frank Lloyd Wright? Patricia Geis has produced an fun, interactive book to introduce us to the works of this interesting man. Meet the Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright is an engaging, hardcover book sure to please.
What I am Reviewing
Part of the series, Meet the Architect, Frank Lloyd Wright is an interactive book with lift-the-flap, cutouts, pull tabs and more to introduce you the works of this innovative man. Be inspired by the delights you will find in this 16 page, hardcover book. It’s oversized at 8 inches wide and 11 inches long. The pages lay flat when you open them which makes it all the easier to enjoy the interactive page elements. Published by Princeton Architectural Press, it is geared to youth 9-12, but will delight anyone. I am reviewing this book for Raincoast Books.
Biography, Achitecture, American History, History, Art, Interactive books,
Who is Frank Lloyd Wright?
Wright was a architect who I have heard about as I watch architect type shows on Netflix. An interior designer and architect, he designed over 1000 buildings and actually built over 500 of them. He followed a principal call organic architecture. Organic architecture is where structures are in harmony with humanity and its environment.
He is known for building houses in the prairie style, and his most famous build is called FallingWater. His tumultuous personal life cost him business. The Imperial Hotel he built in Tokyo withstood a major earthquake and showed his mastery of his art.
Details of this Patricia Geis Book
Patricia Geis has written other Meet the Architect books. In this one she introduces us to Frank Lloyd Wright. She does this by first introducing us to the man. Then using well written text, she uses various interactive elements to keep the reader involved.
The sixteen pages in this book are entitled
- Getting Started (introduction to Mr. Wright
- The Unit (how using Froebel’s games was instrument in Wright’s childhood)
- The Grid (Music is like a grid for notes, part of his design features)
- The Landscape (introduction to organic architecture)
- Materials (FallingWater build)
- The Client (the house should fit the occupant)
- The City (Designing a museum)
- In Addition (components for a do it yourself project)
You will find the following interactive features: Pop ups, lift the flap, fold overs, and pull-tabs. I was so tempted to show them all, but then where’s the fun in that? 🙂 After all, I want you to have the enjoyment of exploring as well.
You will find each page is printed on heavy duty paper that can withstand lots of use. The build it yourself elements are printed on a less heavy duty paper so I would recommend care with those. Four sheets with varied colours and designs are included in this pack.
Easy text, laid out in the format that an architect would need to think in, all draws you into the life of Frank Lloyd Wright. Just as I enjoyed the book on Leonardo Da Vinci, I think you will enjoy this one as well.
Meet the Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright would be an excellent addition to your home. It’s a great way to engage your children in the life of one of America’s best architects.
Others in this Series
I could not find others in this exact series, but they are laid out in a similiar manner to the Meet the Artist series.
In this series you would meet Alexander Calder, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Vincent Van Gogh and Leonardo Da Vinci. My affiliate links follow: