Monument Men

Getlein, Frank
June 1962
New Republic;6/11/62, Vol. 146 Issue 24, p29
Focuses on the former U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial park in Washington D.C. Information that arrangement of dressed rocks still exerts a powerful spell and most of that spell comes from the proportions and layout of the great fragments themselves; Preference of the Fine Arts Commission for Roman or modified Roman in art and architecture alike; Abstraction of the vital elements of the Jefferson and Lincoln memorials; Reference to peripatetic political philosophy; Fact that the sculptor has reached the point at which the utmost simplicity can convey everything.


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