Usonia Road: Frank Lloyd Wright In The Post-Fordist City

Jesse Jackson

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian projects were designed in response to the needs of a burgeoning middle class that emerged during the Fordist economy of the mid-20th century. Both Ford and Wright had totalizing visions for society that persist today in fragmented forms. By presenting a selection of Wright’s work within its contemporary context, no matter if it is decayed or renewed, Jackson reveals the tension between visionary architecture and the evolving urban landscape.