Art: Side by Side

Modern and traditional architecture came slam-bang into dramatic contrast last week between the covers of LIFE. On eleven double-page spreads appeared eight plans for houses, four by "modern"' architects arrayed against four by "traditional"' architects, each pair designed to meet the needs and income of an actual U. S. family. By this presentation LIFE hoped: 1) to inform its readers of how easily any family earning from $2,000 to $10,000 a year can build an efficient, pleasant home; 2) to poll its readers on the relative popularity of the two types of...

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