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I bought this book to add to our unit on the Tallgrass Prairie. I thought it would be nice to add an architect into the study of the biome. I found the book lovely but overall unsatisfying. It doesn't do enough to show HOW his work was different from the other architects of the time (as compared to, for example, Jeanette Winter's excellent portrait of Zaha Hadid: The World is Not a Rectangle). It doesn't show enough of his designs so that you can really see the difference. She just tells you that he turned the world of architecture upside down.
Statements like his people ate off of shapes are confusing (plates were already shapes... they were circles). The idea that he loved and internalized the shapes of the prairie, including the milk pail in the cow barn, are similarly vague. Surely there were pails in Massachusetts as well.
Overall, I think this author tried so hard to SAY that the shapes of Frank Lloyd Wright were inspired by and fit organically into nature that she never really shows it. The photos at the end are like an afterthought and they are small and feel cramped. It goes against her statements about his push for lightness and openness. I think if she had opened with illustrations of the houses he created as an adult, and then gone into why his childhood made him think the way he did, it would have made more sense. If you use this in a classroom you WILL need to pair it with many more examples of his work, so that children can make the connections. It is a pretty introduction however.