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- adj. Of or relating to the United States of America.
- adj. Of Frank Lloyd Wright's vision for a utopian United States.
- adj. Of or relating to a style of construction introduced by Frank Lloyd Wright.
- adj. Pertaining to Usonia, New York, or similar Wrightian communities.
- n. An inhabitant or citizen of the United States of America.
- n. An inhabitant of the Wrightian community of Usonia, New York.
- n. A house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in his Usonian style.
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The Usonian is a computer enclosure designed in the architectural style of Frank Lloyd Wright, with window walls modeled on the
At first -- consistent with his "Usonian" vision of workers toiling in rhythm with nature -- he proposed no artificial lighting at all.
He also provided, in his "Usonian" style, the prototype for 10,000 subdivisions, as others turned his idea into the ranch house, before his death in 1959.
His approach was consistent with his "Usonian" philosophy, part of which was the idea that landscapes and dwellings should harmonize.
Built of local stone and cypress this house is clearly "Usonian" in character, however, the sloping roof of the living room is a fascinating technique, proposed by Wright for a number of projects, but seldom executed.
1932: Wright publishes plans for a prototype suburb, Broadacre City, featuring a design for a "Usonian" home.
Then came a meeting with David Henken, a Usonian architect and student of Frank Lloyd Wright.
A museum exhibit in New York on Usonian architecture gave the couple an idea.
Inspired by a visit to Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin in 1934, his work took on many of the same archetypal Usonian aspects found in Wright's work: clerestory windows, built-in furniture, natural materials, soffited ceilings, etc.
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