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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