Title

A Rhetorical Criticism of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian Houses

Date

5-28-2015 2:40 PM

End Time

28-5-2015 3:00 PM

Location

Health and Wellness Center (HWC) 205

Department

Communication Studies

Session Chair

Emily Plec

Session Chair

Paula Baldwin

Session Title

Top Papers in Communication Studies

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Molly Mayhead

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

Architect Frank Lloyd Wright created the term, ‘USONIA’ which to Wright stood for the United States of North America. He took this term and applied it to his work and created over 100 Usonian houses across the United States. The concept behind these houses, “small, single, freestanding houses for ‘true Americans’ --USonians” (McCarter 324). Through Ideological Criticism and the examination four of Wright’s Usonian houses, this question will be answered, how do Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian houses enforce his ideology of being connected spiritually to Nature, minimalism, and imagination?

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A Rhetorical Criticism of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian Houses

Health and Wellness Center (HWC) 205

Architect Frank Lloyd Wright created the term, ‘USONIA’ which to Wright stood for the United States of North America. He took this term and applied it to his work and created over 100 Usonian houses across the United States. The concept behind these houses, “small, single, freestanding houses for ‘true Americans’ --USonians” (McCarter 324). Through Ideological Criticism and the examination four of Wright’s Usonian houses, this question will be answered, how do Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian houses enforce his ideology of being connected spiritually to Nature, minimalism, and imagination?