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Such is the realization to that you lead us, exiles ( s( P Cl h h a el VI d d: V Ul C sr gl y< sc at los angeles t11 t11 nl cr hello ar ex cc is ra or ge L 1 i'm AN AMERICAN ilTE one uth, 'ery2nd much less. 'ifth You mlk, ~nue cent over eleven of outis a If of lut," L ro- 'rder that nans i beIe of )wns ray. " ding New ,ived ,. dra verymte1S In )ugh ,xiles four. of our personal day, misplaced within the underbrush of romantic backyard towns! One guy sowed that silly inspiration. He used to be an clever and delicate Viennese, Camillo Sitte, who, effectively, posed the matter badly. In travels of discovery via Italy, in medieval towns strategically put on hills and tightly encircled via army partitions, he was once gained over through the artwork which so precisely adjusted apartment to accommodate and palace to church-each stone of every urban, a dwelling and sophisticated plastic personality, a spectacle of caliber. The life of those beautiful issues, and however, the colossal vulgarities of the second one half the 19th century, devoted to nice railroad tasks, which caused the dreary, sinister, and soulless expanses of the nice moderu towns: Vienna, Berlin, Munich, Budapest, etc.... at the foundation of the city horrors of 1870 he concluded his reasoning and declared: Confusion is gorgeous, and rectitude is base. and since On a small scale, in small Italian towns-Orvieto, Siena, Perugia, and so forth. -the partitions held on the edges of hills, the asymmetric degrees of the floor, pocket-sized open areas bowed the streets below their yoke to permit a better variety of homes to pile up just like the scales of a pineapple, he concluded that the attractive was once curved and that giant towns could be contorted. the style used to be introduced: Berlin and Vienna and Munich, and towns during the international, built curves, turned entangled in a web like that which a cat makes out of a skein of wool. The backyard towns close to London, idem, and so forth. . . . Morocco used to be developed in a crooked method, seeing that straightness used to be thought of an enemy of the center! in the future in a committee meeting,M. Louis Bonnier, head architect of town of Paris, who loves cathedrals and lots of very good issues, apostrophized a bewildered younger architect in reference to his urban plan venture for Saint Raphael: "What is that this, sir, this thoroughly directly two-hundred-meter 'artillery range'? we will no longer let that to be carried out! " the 10 major avenueS of latest York are approximately fifteen kilometers lengthy. Such are the minds of an analogous epoch: one asserting gee, one other haw! 50 whilst THE CATHEDRALS have been WHITE Fifteen kilometers lengthy? Is it conceivable, is it allowable! Traditions, that have turn into academized, call for that each instantly street terminate in a blaze of glory, or in the event you favor, in a suite piece: the Opera on the finish of the road of that identify, the Saint-Augustin church on the finish of the side road Malesherbes. A code proven within the identify of actual attractiveness. the following back, allow us to denounce the deformation of accomplishments which had a harmonious beginning: where de l. a. Concorde is a amazing composition: Gabriel's palaces, the rue Royale within the axis, and the Madeleine, 100 and fifty meters away.