Fallingwater: The Building of Frank Lloyd Wright's Masterpiece

Fallingwater: The Building of Frank Lloyd Wright's Masterpiece

In the wooded heart of Pennsylvania, a house perches atop a waterfall. The water's tune echoes through its sunlit-dappled rooms, and the façade blends effortlessly into the rock and forest behind it. This is Fallingwater, an architectural masterpiece born from the marriage of meticulous research and unbounded imagination, the legacy of the lauded American architect Frank L In the wooded heart of Pennsylvania, a house perches atop a waterfall. The water's tune echoes through its sunlit-dapple...

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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...
  • Dolly
    Jun 03, 2018
    A biography of Frank Lloyd Wright that focuses on his later years and his masterpiece, Fallingwater. The narrative is appropriate for younger children and the watercolor, ink and gouache illustrations are wonderful. This book was selected as one of the books for the April 2018 - Bui...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Manybooks
    Apr 29, 2018
    Although the very prominently featured and presented authorial messages of following one's dreams are indeed important and much appreciated, and that having confidence in oneself, that starting, creating new and unique projects, that all of this can and often does have the tendency to ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Linda
    Sep 12, 2018
    I enjoyed this book very much, have never had the pleasure of seeing Falling Water, but I do know about it and hope I can someday. Harshman and Smucker take readers through Wright's process of designing and building this famous home, also telling of his thought-to-be-over career in the...
  • Alice
    Oct 30, 2018
    I love Frank Lloyd Wright's work. I was in Springfield, Ill recently and saw the Dana-Thomas house. It was just cool. I have always liked the Falling Water House. The idea is cool! Mr Wrights, concepts are just cool! The story was interesting, well told and good illustrations. As ...
  • 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.? ...
  • Ashleigh 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...
  • Martha
    Dec 30, 2018
    In this story about Frank Lloyd Wright's most famous house, the illustrations become as important or possibly more important than the text, in describing how Fallingwater became a reality. LeUyen Pham's illustrations in watercolor ink and gouache bring the story alive. You can just pic...
  • Stephanie Bange
    Nov 21, 2018
    Harshman and Smucker wax poetic on how this iconic home, one of the hallmarks of Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural works, was designed and built. Stunning artwork by LeUyen Pham works with the expressive text in this carefully crafted book about Fallingwater. Once upon a time...man...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Heidi Burkhart
    Mar 10, 2018
    A terrific picture book to introduce Frank Lloyd Wright and his masterpieces, Fallingwater to elementary students. ...
  • Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
    Apr 29, 2018
    Harshman, Marc and Anna Egan Smucker Falling Water: The Building of Frank Lloyd Wright?s Masterpiece, illustrated by Leuyen Pham. PICTURE BOOK/NON-FICTION. Roaring Brook Press (Macmillan), 2017. $19. 9781596437180 Edgar Kaufman hired Frank Lloyd Wright to build him a house by the...
  • 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...