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America 1930-1939: Fashion Research Article from American Decades

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Faced with fewer commissions in the 1930s, Wright started a new series of houses he called Usonia, a term for the United States used by Samuel Butler in his 1872 novel, Erewhon. Usonia was Wright's Utopian vision of an American democracy in which life was led closer to nature, where architecture supported community, and where every family had a beautiful home. With these houses, many of which were in California, Wright pioneered the custom-designed concrete block, a material no other architect used toward such aesthetic ends. At the end of the decade he produced some of his finest buildings. He designed what many view as a residential masterpiece, the Kaufmann House (1936), called Fallingwater because it was built over a waterfall in Bear Run, Pennsylvania. In 1939 he completed the Johnson Wax Company Administration building in Racine, Wisconsin. In 1940 he started the designs for Florida Southern University at Lakeland, which...

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