Both a biography and an activity book, this great title brings you the story of a boy growing up on an American farm . . . a boy who sees structures and harmonies in the landscape around him in details such as the small yellow squares on an ear of corn and the patterns of freshly tilled soil. It is the story of a young man becoming a great architect as he uses his love of natures colors and shapes in his unique designs. Inventive activities help children understand and appreciate the ideas presented, as they link Wrights life to their own experiences, tap their own creativity, and have a wonderful time.
-making a textile block from plaster
-building a model of Wrights famous Fallingwater
-comparing the designs of several houses
-finding geometric shapes in everyday objects
-reading architectural plans, and
-designing a city.
Age range: 8 and up