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New book brings Frank Lloyd Wright to kids

on Monday,April 26,2010 22:04

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Renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright may be a household name with adults, but up to this point, there hasn't been much about the man that has appealed to younger generations.

A new book to be published by the Wisconsin Historical Society seeks to change all that, though. The book is aimed at children between grades four and eight, and focuses on the works of Wright, while challenging children to think about architecture around them.

The book's author, Bob Kann, told Madison.com that he intentionally shied away from details of the architect's often salacious personal life, instead focusing primarily on his buildings, which Kann believes will engage children even more.

"Kids build tree-houses, kids take a blanket and put it over a chair, kids built forts with snow, they build with Lincoln Logs," Kann told the news source. "Any time you enter an environment you can think, ‘Why did they build this house this way? Why is the ceiling this particular height?'"

Wright designed many unique buildings, including the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, and 56 other buildings recognized by the Historic American Buildings Survey.

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