People: Jan. 12, 1968

The Boston Globe phrased it nicely: "The titan of international architecture, harmonizer of the social, industrial, physical and esthetic needs of modern man, is building a pigsty." Admitted Architect Walter Gropius, 84, explaining why a man who designed the Bauhaus and Boston Center would stoop to a pigsty: "I lost a bet." The bet, he added, was with Friend Philip Rosenthal, owner of the Rosenthal China Co., who brought out a line of china that Gropius was willing to bet would not sell well. The architect offered to pay off in a new home...