Art: The Bathroom Beautiful

To the average man modern architecture, modern furniture, modern city planning suggest depressing acres of window-pitted, slablike walls, rooms like hospital wards, cubical stacks of identically planned apartments, chairs of undernourished metalwork, "housing" developments that resemble mass-produced jails. He is apt to forget such examples of perfect, modern design as the airplane, the suspension bridge, the ocean liner.

One modernist who sympathizes with the average man's horror of most modernistic building is Walter Dorwin Teague,an ace industrial designer who last week published a discursive, philosophical book (Design This Day—Harcourt Brace—$6) on the present...

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