Sept. 25, 1997
Vol. 17, No. 1

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    Lots of 'Wright' choices in books,

    gifts at new Robie House Bookshop The Robie House Bookshop opened this summer, its shelves filled with nearly 100 titles on Frank Lloyd Wright -- including three on CD-ROM.

    Now managed by the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio Foundation, Robie House, a landmark structure, is being renovated as a museum after years of use as the Alumni Association's headquarters. The new bookshop is located in the house's former three-car garage.

    In addition to books, the shop also offers a range of other Wright-inspired items. These include hand-made art glass panels, silk scarves and neckties, greeting cards, calendars and jewelry. Of particular interest are a Frank Lloyd Wright marionette; museum reproductions, featuring decorative panels from Wright's textile block homes in California; stork panels from the entrance of Wright's Oak Park studio; and the unusual Froebel Gifts -- geometric wood blocks that were among the few influences on Wright's work that the famous architect acknowledged.

    Robie House is located on the corner of Woodlawn and 58th Street. The bookshop is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.