Art: Hudnut v. Moses

New York City's famed and fiery Park Commissioner Robert Moses has blown exceedingly hot recently on the subject of foreign-born city planners with notions about the U.S. (TIME, July 24). His salvos have been charged with such powder as: "[the imported planner] is hurting our architecture by advocating a philosophy which doesn't belong here and fundamentally offers nothing more novel than the lally column and the two-by-four timber."

This week Commissioner Moses drew a learned rebuttal from Harvard University's Professor of Architecture Joseph Hudnut. In the New York Times, with measured sarcasm, 58-year-old, Harvard-trained Professor Hudnut...

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