Art: Dehumanized Nightmares

Author-Critic Lewis Mumford is a hard maa to please. As the nation's most critical sidewalk superintendent, he has long pointed out to modern "builders their mistakes in design and long-range planning. In his big, philosophizing books (The Condition of Man, The Culture of Cities, Technics and Civilization), he is just as ready to point out what he considers the mistakes of history. This week, in the first of a series of Columbia University lectures on art in the machine age, Critic Mumford leveled his sights on soth Century painting:

"In those special realms...

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