Art: Indoor Architecture

Architects are often heard scoffing at interior decorators. They feel that their own diligent study of ornament and design is a better basis for indoor work than the fancies of a chintzy enthusiast. In- teresting therefore is the exhibition, now at Manhattan's Metropolitan Museum, of modernist interiors conceived by seven architects, a landscape architect and a ceramic worker.

Only for the most feminine of ladies is the velvet-hung bedroom by John Well-born Root of Chicago. Peach-rose, grey and silver are the dominant shades. A mirror, framed with willowy figures in black and white...

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