Art: Orient's Architect

In the mezzanine galleries of Rockefeller Center's International Building last week, curiously tucked away in a maze of advertising exhibits of home furnishings, a little gallery of architectural photographs made browsers perk up. To most features of the Home Beautiful, exemplified in the exhibit by a tasteless miscellany stuffed in fake "modern" interiors, these pictures gave the lie direct. They showed the actual and honestly beautiful buildings of an extraordinary architect, Antonin Raymond of Japan.

One more famous talent driven to the U. S. by warmaking abroad, Antonin Raymond is a bony, thin-lipped...

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