Art: End of the Glass Box?

For a while it seemed as if modern architecture, led by Chicago's Mies van der Rohe, had found the solution for the modern city: glass skin on steel skeletons combined functionalism and efficiency with esthetic discipline. But at the annual meeting of the American Institute of Architects in Dallas, many members were in open revolt—and two buildings made headlines last week with an eloquence of their own to support the dissenters.

"We're sick of the glass box. For the last 30 years we have abandoned basic architectural precepts, such as light and shadow and depth and beauty," San Francisco's S. Robert Anshen...

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