Brief Biography of Anna Lloyd-Jones

Anna Lloyd-Jones was married to William C. Wright but her husband divorced her in 1885. She steered her son into architecture, and no doubt she also gave him a sense of fierce independence which characterised the Lloyd-Joneses. Like the proverbial Jewish mother she provided the bulwark on which he rested for strength, especially when later he too was ostracised for divorce.

Significantly, she gave him Froebel blocks to play with which taught him the lessons of integrating structure, construction and space into a unity he would later call "organic" (because indivisible like living tissue).

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