Art: Last Monument

"A war between architecture and painting, in which both come out badly maimed," declared Art Critic John Canaday on Page One of the New York Times; "The most beautiful building in America," retorted Critic Emily Genauer in the New York Herald Tribune. "A building that should be put in a museum to show how mad the 20th Century is," editorialized the New York Daily Mirror. "Mr. Wright's greatest building, New York's greatest building." said Architect Philip Johnson, "one of the greatest rooms of the 20th century." "Frank has really done it," snapped one artist....

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