Art: South of the Border

About all the untraveled U.S. layman knows of Latin-American architecture is a style called "mission," of which the U.S. itself has monuments in California and the Southwest. But the frontier simplicity of the Spanish missions stands in almost the same relation to the glories of Latin-American architecture as the stockade fort to the refined colonial of New England and the South. A comprehensive exhibition arranged by Architectural Historian Talbot Faulkner Hamlin, of Latin America's rich architectural tradition was running last week in the Avery Architectural Library at Columbia University. Some 200 photographs and reproductions of drawings, arranged in showcases and neatly...

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