100 years ago in COUN­TRY LIFE

June 23, 1917

Country Life Every Week - - Town & Country Notebook -

EV­ERY na­tion ex­presses it­self by what it builds or has built. The Pyra­mids stand to us for Egypt, the Acrop­o­lis for Greece. In West­min­ster Abbey Eng­land sees her­self ex­pressed, as in the Krem­lin of Moscow—with its mar­vel­lous churches Rus­sia’s soul is writ­ten. In the Old World, where na­tion­al­ity means most, there are great num­bers of places of na­tional ex­pres­sion. Our stones are all holy. It is there­fore rather cu­ri­ous to find in the New World any great char­ac­ter­is­tic ex­pres­sion in art. Yet it is true of New York that its build­ings are more char­ac­ter­is­tic of Amer­ica than ours are char­ac­ter­is­tic of us.

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