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Frank Lloyd Wright on paper and cassettes.

Almost three decades after Frank Lloyd Wright's death, the legendary American architect is more celebrated than ever. His designs are now the subject of posters, engagement diaries, calendars, household furnishings, and a steadily rising number of books. Among the Wrightiana surveyed here may be just the right Christmas present for someone on your list.

Some of Wright's unbuilt designsincluding a restaurant for Yosemite National Park and a plan for Greater Baghdad-appear on a large-format 1989 wall calendar ($16.95). A smaller engagement book ($11.95) contains drawings and photographs of many commercial commissions. Posters featuring drawings or photographs cost from $15 to $175. You can even buy cassettes of Wright's talks with his apprentices (Frank Lloyd Wright: His Living Voice, California State University, Fresno; $25.95).

Most major bookstores sell these items in their architecture sections. Or request catalogs from these sources: Taliesin Bookstore, Taliesin West, Scottsdale, Ariz. 85261; (602) 860-2700. The free price list includes more than 80 books on Wright, including sets of his letters to clients, and more than 80 miscellaneous objects, from 30-cent postcards to a $275 Tiffany skyscraper vase.

Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, 951 Chicago Ave., Oak Park, Ill. 60302; (312) 848-1606. The 10-page color catalog (free) offers books and artifacts (stained-glass windows, candlesticks, vases, ornamental panels) based on or inspired by the master's work.

Another catalog ($5) lists examples of his decorative designs currently licensed to manufacturers. Titled Frank Lloyd Wright Decorative Designs Collection, it covers stained-glass windows, chairs, tables, woven fabrics, rugs, even tableware; prices range from $25 for an old-fashioned glass to $10,000 for a triple-panel window. For this color catalog, write or call either the Oak Park or Scottsdale sources.
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