USONIAN ARCHITECTURAL ORNAMENT

The United States has neither a real name nor any indigenous architecture except those that Frank Lloyd Wright gave us. The name Usonia, derived from "United States of North America," was intended to establish the character of the country through a new native architectural style. This style was based on the concept of individuality, freedom, and quality of life, ideals that have yet to be realized by the greater mass of US citizens and residents. The following patterns are not all suitable for use as backgrounds, but do illustrate the remarkable variety, purity, and honesty of Wright's work.