Art: Brass Tacks

Of all the problems which have occupied modern architects, the most unpretentious is the most difficult: how to give urban people decent places to live. In the U. S., the Federal Housing Administration has given great impetus to individual home builders, stimulating architects to think in terms of small-house design. Newly available to them and the public last week were two important sources of light.

> ARCHITECTURAL FORUM for April brought discussion of low-cost houses down to brass tacks, the two sharpest being 1) that more than 70% of U. S. families now earn...

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