Definitions

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  • proper n. A one-word name for the United States of America that does not have the ambiguity of "America"
  • proper n. Frank Lloyd Wright's utopian vision of the United States
  • proper n. A community in New York state designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in his Usonian style
  • proper n. In geopolitical and international economic modeling, a prototype superpower that, in competing with an antagonistic superpower Russonia (the Soviet Union), allows Thirdonia (a hypothetical neutral Third World country) to extract considerable wealth from both.

Etymologies

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Usona +‎ -ia

Examples

  • Wright coined the term Usonia as a new name for 'the United States of North America', and the Usonian style was to be a democratic ideal, a modernist building free of ornamentation, in harmony with the landscape.

    World of SL

  • They were able to enlist famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright to help design their planned community, and over the next several years, a remarkable area called Usonia came into being.

    Forbes.com: News

  • Henken was a Wright apprentice and organizer of the "Usonia" development of homes in Pleasantville, New York.

    Usonia At Auction: Update

  • Buses will take a scenic tour through the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed community of "Usonia" in Pleasantville, New York.

    PrairieMod

  • If you'd like a little free font lovin ', you can download Usonia here.

    June 2008

  • Nothing personal, Mr. Specht, but I think I'd rather live in the warmth of Usonia 1 vs. ZeroHouse -- but that's just my opinion.

    ZeroHouse, ZeroWarmth

  • Out of all the thousands of fonts in the world to consider, we're glad she chose PrairieMod's own Usonia as part of her Daily 5.

    June 2008

  • Usonia 1 (aka the first Jacobs House) was a revolutionary idea for modern home design.

    ZeroHouse, ZeroWarmth

  • This Russian architecture, along with German design, ultimately influenced Wright's Guggenheim and Usonia projects, Frank Gehry's erratic ubiquity and Koolhaas's internationalism.

    Futuristic Buildings from the Former USSR

  • Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Usonia At Auction: Update:

    Usonia At Auction: Update

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