Covid-19 prevents us from taking any in-person field trips for the forseeable future so in the meantime we will be doing some virtual field trips to sites in Wisconsin and the Chicago area.
In 2017 PLATO took a bus field trip to Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie house in Hyde Park, Illinois and that is our selection for our first virtual field trip. Enjoy.
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The Robie House, Frank Lloyd Wright's Prairie Style Masterpiece
Written and produced by the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust in 2012 as part of SC Johnson’s At Home With Frank Lloyd Wright gallery, this short film (8 minutes) celebrates Wright’s Prairie style masterpiece, the Frederick C. Robie House.
The Interior of the Robie House
Produced by the Open University and aired on the BBC in 1975, this fascinating 25 minute video is part of a series called History of Architecture and Design 1890-1939. The video begins with a look at some earlier Prairie houses Wright designed before creating his masterpiece - the Robie house. Toward the end of the video there is a room-by-room walk through the house.
Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House was his most "consummate expression" of Prairie style
AD Classics: Frederick C. Robie House / Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright's Famed Robie House Completes Painstaking Restoration
The Robie House, a Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece, is again a full-fledged architectural symphony (and open for tours) after a meticulous restoration
Wikipedia - Robie House
Frederick C. Robie House - Frank Lloyd Wright Trust
The Robie House of Frank Lloyd Wright by Joseph Connors - Book available through Madison Public Library
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