Fallingwater: The Building of Frank Lloyd Wright's Masterpiece

Fallingwater: The Building of Frank Lloyd Wright's Masterpiece

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Title:Fallingwater: The Building of Frank Lloyd Wright's Masterpiece
Author:Marc Harshman
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:Fallingwater: The Building of Frank Lloyd Wright's Masterpiece
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:48 pages pages

Fallingwater: The Building of Frank Lloyd Wright's Masterpiece Reviews

  • Claudia
    Feb 11, 2018
    I was reminded of Falling Water while reading Neal Shusterman's SCYTHE. Even tho the setting of the book is far into the future, the house is still standing, and one of the main characters has chosen that as her dwelling. It brought the house, and my deep desire to see it, back to my h...
  • Ellen
    Dec 29, 2017
    This is a beautifully illustrated and inspiring biography which exposes young readers to Frank Lloyd Wright's significance. I only give it 3 stars because I wish the author had included a photograph of the home at the end; also, although my children enjoyed the book, I do not think the...
  • Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
    Nov 15, 2017
    I never imagined there would be a children's book about Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural masterpiece, but here it is. Authors Harshman and Smucker describe how Wright was commissioned to build the house by department store magnate Edgar Kaufmann, and how he planned and ...
  • June
    Feb 23, 2018
    I have visited Fallingwater several times over my life and just loved it. I grew up living blocks from his Robie House. Though I think the book is a little misleading in that the first paragraph could make the reader think that Fallingwater was near the end of his career while he went ...
  • Kathryn
    Apr 02, 2018
    Fallingwater: The Building of Frank Lloyd Wright's Masterpiece I really wanted to love this book and thought that I would, but ultimately it fell a little short of my expectations. I think the authors and illustrator put in a valiant effort (I really appreciated their notes at the end)...
  • Lindsay
    Jan 26, 2018
    Thank you to the publisher and KidLit Exchange for providing me with a free review copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. Having been to this home and knowing a bit about the story, I was excited to read this children's title. The illustrations...
  • Tasha
    Nov 18, 2017
    This picture book focuses on just one on Frank Lloyd Wright?s buildings, Fallingwater. It looks at the process that Wright used to design the building, from viewing the site itself to thinking for a very long time about what he would design. It was at the very last moment that Wright...
  • Cindy Dobrez
    Nov 21, 2017
    I've visited Taliesin West, but still need to get to Fallingwater. This picture book story of how it was designed and built makes me want to go NOW. ...
  • Barbara
    Mar 12, 2018
    Watercolor, ink, and gouache illustrations complement the story of architect Frank Lloyd Wright's memorable design for a home in rural Pennsylvania. Wright had enjoyed a successful career, but he has become bored, and when the wealthy owner of a department store invites him to visit Be...
  • Eve
    Dec 04, 2017
    "A house like no other, where sun can shine, where balconies can fly, where falling water is heard from every room." Gorgeous non-fiction read about how Wright was inspired to build the fabulous Fallingwater home in 1934. Now I feel inspired to visit this masterpiece at s...
  • Amy
    Dec 18, 2017
    Illustrating a picture book about Frank Lloyd Wright?s Fallingwater is no easy task! I am so incredibly impressed with Pham?s artwork in this book! Having seen Fallingwater with my own eyes, I can attest to the fact that she captured its beauty and painstaking construction so very ...
  • Beverly
    Mar 21, 2018
    I gave this book 5 stars partly because I felt it accomplished the goal of telling readers about the inception and construction of the house; and had interesting info about Frank L. Wright. No, it didn't really go into detail about the interiors, as it concentrated on the design of the...
  • Allison Parker
    Nov 09, 2017
    An elegant and even lively exploration of Frank Lloyd Wright's design and building of his most famous building. LeUyen Pham's artwork really shines in this nonfiction picture. The natural earth tones, organic patterning, and compositions of the multi-panel spreads so well echo Wright's...
  • Vicki
    Apr 24, 2018
    This felt like a book more for adults than for children. It lacked suspense in that there wasn't anything quite out of the ordinary about the story of the house's creation. I wonder if the author had gone into the context of the economic conditions at the time given that it was built d...
  • Kris
    Nov 18, 2017
    Illustrated in watercolor, ink and gouache. Palette of earth tones, aqua blue water. Picture book version of the inspiration, design and construction of Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater. Beautiful introduction to the story of this building, will hopefully inspire children to learn ...
  • Jennifer
    Nov 03, 2017
    A beautiful book about a beautiful house and an amazing architect. I love how much of the natural world is featured. It's interesting how Wright was able to see the house that was already there, since people had been living in that space for centuries. My only complaint is that only...
  • Amber
    Aug 26, 2017
    Thank you KidLitExchange for the opportunity to review this book, free from the publisher. Several years ago, I read Loving Frank, an adult book about Frank Lloyd Wright's life. Since reading it, I have been so intrigued and have visited two of Wright's homes (Oak Park and Taliesen E...
  • Jesse
    Nov 28, 2017
    I picked this up because I love LeUyen Pham's work. While this is very different than the super adorable children she usually draws, it was still captivating and interesting to see another side of her illustrations. The writing was a little awkward, particularly the beginning. ...
  • Michele Knott
    Oct 24, 2017
    I really did not know much about Frank Lloyd Wright before, and although not a look at his whole life, I liked the concentration on this particular piece of architecture. Gorgeous illustrations from the extremely talented LeUyen Pham. ...
  • Mel-Mel
    Aug 12, 2017
    4.5 ...
  • Madeleine (Top Shelf Text)
    Nov 26, 2017
    Thanks to Kid Lit Exchange and the publisher for the review copy, all opinions are my own. Falling Water is a newly released biographical picture book about Frank Lloyd Wright?s architectural masterpiece. ?Like a lantern glowing in the trees, the house hangs in the darkness.? ...
  • Ms. Rose
    Dec 10, 2017
    Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. Fallingwater is SUCH an incredible place to visit so I was very excited to read this book. The illustrations by LeUyen Pham are beautiful and intricate and I love the color scheme - incred...
  • Susan
    Dec 01, 2017
    Falling Water: The Building of Frank Lloyd Wright's Masterpiece By Marc Harshman and Anna Egan Smucker Art by Leuyen Pham Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. I have been a long time admirer of Frank Lloyd Wright...
  • Stephanie Tournas
    Jan 15, 2018
    The inspiration for Frank Lloyd Wright's famous house is examined in this lovely picture book. Why build on a waterfall? How should one build on a waterfall? These questions and what it takes to answer them are at the crux of this examination of the creative process. Pham's gorgeous wa...
  • Kristen
    Dec 07, 2017
    This book could have been very dry, however it most definitely was not. In fact I laugh snorted on the first page. As an Art History major, I have studied Frank Lloyd Wright's work and, honestly, while I was awed by his ideas and the final product, I found that part of the semester...
  • Kate Olson
    Jul 14, 2017
    Thanks to Macmillan Children's Publishing for providing me with a review copy of this book - all opinions are my own.  As a school librarian in Wisconsin, I have a large number of students every year choosing Frank Lloyd Wright as their topic for their Wisconsin Heritage Fair proje...
  • Kalynda
    Feb 05, 2018
    I loved the quote, from Frank Lloyd Wright's autobiography, before the story even started..."No house should ever be on a hill or on anything. It should be of the hill. Belonging to it." I found that to be inspirational and so beautiful...not to mention a paradigm shift. That alone sho...
  • Heidi Burkhart
    Mar 10, 2018
    A terrific picture book to introduce Frank Lloyd Wright and his masterpieces, Fallingwater to elementary students. ...
  • Lisa
    Feb 21, 2018
    This is a picture book but the story is a must read for anyone who is interested in the house named Fallingwater, or Frank Lloyd Wright. It tells of Wright?s style: viewing the site and ?dreaming? of the elements and plans of his building without putting pencil to paper to start ...
  • Amanda Sass-Henke
    Oct 04, 2017
    Thank you to #kidlitexchange for providing me with a advance reading copy of this book. All opinions and reviews are my own. Frank Lloyd Wright?s Fallingwater was a dream realized. This book is embodies that dream. Harshman and Smucker?s vivid descriptions of the building of...