Art: An Architect's Art

Stanford White sketched before he could spell his name, painted with lyric proficiency before he was out of his early teens. But Artist John La Farge (who claimed that he diverted Henry James from painting to writing) advised White that his bent was not for art but architecture; more money in it, too, and recognition. Architect White won both, designing such famed monuments as Manhattan's Washington Arch, Madison Square Presbyterian Church, the Century and Metropolitan Clubs, and many of the buildings of New York University. But whenever he had an available moment, in summer trips through the Hudson River Valley...

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