Art: Serenity & Delight

"Today our technology has brought a chaos. We have speed, traffic, fear, congestion and restlessness. We need a place to put our lives in balance. Architecture is a good place for this. When people go into good buildings, there should be serenity and delight."

This is the credo of Minoru Yamasaki, who at 46 is turning out some of the gayest and most graceful buildings in the U.S. In recognition of Yamasaki's growing stature among U.S. architects, the Detroit Institute of Arts will open next week a full-scale show of his past works and...

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