Art: Warning!

Everybody else was talking about the United Nations' new home in the U.S. (see NATIONAL AFFAIRS), so why not architects? Last week gallerygoers at Manhattan's up-to-the-minute Museum of Modern Art were confronted with outsize placards: MUST WE REPEAT THE GENEVA FIASCO? On the wall were architectural drawings that had been entered in the international competition in 1927 for a Geneva palace for the old League of Nations. Above them was an ominous legend: "The Competition Failed. The Building Failed. The League Failed."

Presumably this was meant to imply that if the building had been more modern the League might never have foundered....

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