Art: New California Architecture

Here you will see a Pekinese pagoda made of fresh and crackly peanut brittle —there a snow-white marshmallow igloo —there a toothsome pink nougat in the Florentine manner, rich and delicious with embedded nuts. Yonder rears a clean pocket-size replica of heraldic Warwick Castle-yonder drowses a nausey old nance. . . . And there a hot little hacienda, a regular enchilada conqueso with a roof made of rich red tomato sauce, barely lifts her long-lashed lavender shades on the soul of old Spanish days. . . .

Thus the impression of Southern California architecture gained by a sharp-eyed Easterner (Critic Edmund Wilson)...

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