Art: Man of Stone

One of the striking sights in Mexico City is the new Communications and Public Works building, not so much because of its great glass and steel bulk as because of a series of brilliant mosaics which run like a bright tapestry over vast expanses of the exterior walls. On the building's north façade the mosaics soar to a ten-story climax where a great mural in reds, yellows and greens covers 4,800 sq. ft. In the center is a figure symbolizing La Patria, a woman dressed in Indian costume; above her is a Mexican eagle...

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