Frank Lloyd Wright

by Jan Adkins

This exciting and eloquent biography offers a refreshing examination of the life... read more

This exciting and eloquent biography offers a refreshing examination of the life of Frank Lloyd Wright, legendary architect. The introduction of the book reads like an introduction to the man himself—Adkins’ vivid descriptions and helpful historical contexts make it seem as though we are meeting Mr. Wright at one of his infamous parties rather than through the pages of a book. A captivating character, the author shows Frank Lloyd Wright as a phenomenon whose work impacted the way we interact with buildings and spaces. The word rogue is introduced to show additional dimensions of Frank Lloyd Wright’s influence. As one kind of rogue, Wright was liar and scoundrel who manipulated facts and figures his whole life through. Rogue can also mean beggar , and Wright was constantly in debt, both personally and professionally, despite his success. Wright was a mesmerizing and talented person—a master trickster who got exactly what he wanted—yet another definition of rogue. An architect of words, Adkins offers a highly engaging look at one of America’s most notable, and controversial, figures. (Age 12 and older)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2008

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