Art: Native School

Critics have said that the most artistically significant things in U. S. architecture are not skyscrapers or state capitols but grain-elevators, barns, oil-cracking stills. They say that because the grain-elevator is not plastered with irrelevant art and decoration, because the barn was not preconceived in Paris or Athens, because these buildings are simple, sincere and to-the-point. they are Good.

To stimulate the real native tradition latent in such architecture there should be, the critics have said, a really native architectural school. Such a school is now in the up-building at Lake...

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