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Name:  Donald Hoffmann  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT

Born: 1933 in Springfield, Illinois

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Hoffman was born and raised in Springfield, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Donald Hoffmann entered the University of Chicago in 1949. After working for the City News Bureau of Chicago and the ''Illinois State Register'' in Springfield, he joined ''The Star'' in 1956. In the early 1960s he began independent studies of the architecture of John Wellborn Root and of Frank Lloyd Wright. He served as Art and Architecture Critic for the Kansas City Star from 1965-1990 and as Assistant Editor of the ''Journal of The Society of Architectural Historians'' from 1970-1972.Hoffmann currently resides in Kansas City, Missouri.


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