Sculpture: Boiler-Plate Beauty

Alexander Calder, 67, loves to play with space. In the 1930s he invented the mobile, that flying trapeze of multi colored disks adangle which made sculpture fly. Now he makes stabiles, which, as the name implies, build up from the ground to defy gravity. Cars can drive under his largest stabile, a 59-ft.-tall giant in the festival city of Spoleto, Italy.

His second-largest stabile found an even more appropriate site. Last week Calder's 40-ft.-high The Big Sail (see opposite page) was dedicated at Boston's Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Calder is a graduate engineer of Stevens Institute of Technology, class...

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