Art: Architectural Painting

About all the painting most strictly modern architects want in their buildings can be done by a house painter. This fact greatly grieves the young school of muralists who have found their inspiration in Rivera and Orozco, their opportunity under WPA. Lately, however, a few architects and a few painters have had a happy, conciliatory thought. If modern architecture relies on the beauty of abstract forms, why should it not employ, for certain chaste effects, the painting of pure abstractionists?

Two years ago, when the Public Works Administration began to build its biggest, most expensive ($13.500,000), most admirably planned housing project, in...

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