Since January 3, 15,000 Londoners a week have filed reverently into Burlington House to see the annual winter show of the Royal Academy—this year a whopping display of 17th-Century European art to which the King lent four famed canvases by Rubens. Fortnight ago a smaller exhibition of larger import opened a few blocks away at the New Burlington Galleries and immediately began to draw comparable crowds. This was the first solo exhibition of England's five-year-old MARS (Modern Architectural Research) Group, which now numbers about 60 members in the United Kingdom and at least...

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