Art: Wheaton's Theatre

Last week a competition for an art centre for Wheaton College gave some intimation of how many young U. S. architects now accept the credo of modernism. Of 252 designs submitted by 243 architects, all but a scant two dozen were modern in character, and the judges picked the work of two beginners. To the celebrated internationalists, Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer, they gave second prize.

The Wheaton College project has been called the most important competition in U. S. architecture since the world-wide competition for the Chicago Tribune Tower in 1922. No such...

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