Art: New Roman

For the past 21 years the director of the American Academy in Rome, that comfortable haven on the Gianicolo for prize-winning painters, sculptors, architects and landscape architects, has been 56-year-old Gorham Phillips Stevens, a retired architect and active antiquary with a vast knowledge of the broken remains of Greece and Rome. This autumn when the new academicians go to Rome to spend their days measuring cornices and their evenings learning the difference between barolo and capri, Mr. Stevens will still be puttering around the Forum, still available for advice and encouragement,...

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