Art: New Blend

Some of the modern architect's best customers are the U.S.'s expanding schools and colleges. But one of his most difficult problems is how to blend modern architecture with the traditional style enshrined in many an ivy-covered wall. Last week Eero Saarinen, probably the most versatile of living architects, unveiled the best solution yet.

Commissioned last year to design two new colleges for Yale University, Saarinen (Yale '34) quickly discovered that the standard vernacular of modern architecture would not do. First, the site was odd and irregular. Furthermore, the new colleges would have to exist...

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