Art: Down with the East

Works of genius can really mix up a neighborhood, or so some residents of West Hartford, Conn, maintain. Two years ago the nation's most noted architect, 81-year-old Frank Lloyd Wright, designed a theater for West Hartford, and ever since then the townspeople have been squabbling about whether it should be built. Wright's backers recently proposed a referendum to decide the issue, but last week his opponents got a temporary injunction to stop it. That brought the old man himself roaring down on them out of the West.

Wright's design called for a hexagonal, unornamented...

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