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Once they sculptured the porches or the capitals of Autun, of Moissac, of Vezelay or of AngouMme, the journeymen stonecutters weren't all in favour of being dainty. the cruel future of guys being affected by the weather or the unfathomable unknown led their hearts and fingers 3. whilst THE CATHEDRALS have been WHITE ~ towards powerful, certainly tragic emotions. the days have been powerful. They have been new instances. They have been development a global. they usually have been as a lot the fewer barbarous or primitive because the structure was once daring, a tangible signal of information, of power, of mastery in move, expanding, in a strategy of turning into. therefore the Jeaderships are inscribed within the stone emerging within the sky and within the energy of the options. A unanimous feeling lifts up their companies: they think. For two decades additionally, Buenos Aires, in an oppressive tumult, has been lifted up by way of the spirit of the days. whilst order is on top of things, that urban becomes one of many nice areas of the realm. And listed here are nonetheless different mixtures: Moscow being affected by the quandary of an insufficient process and contradictory principles; Barcelona, shaken via innovative eruptions, a urban geographically devoted to a brand new future. Rome, weighed down less than a man-made decor via a resurrection (of doubtful price) of its prior, hesitates rather than conversing out with certitude. ultimately Algiers, the capital of North Africa, a tender colony that is vulnerable to brave motion, is held again by way of its urban councillors and is uneasy approximately being the 1st to probability the journey of the recent occasions. the place at the assorted earth, within the whirlwind of innumerable conflicts, shan the teenagers of this present day visit breathe the air of the recent instances? There could be without doubt: a crust is scaling off of our stupefied societies. New epidermis! Spring! Renewal! The younger are longing for a metamorphosis of air. r think myself younger additionally; i've got the need, sooner than loss of life, to proportion in anything stay and altering. r don't desire to be channing, yet to be powerful. i don't desire to be frozen, r don't desire to hold issues, yet to behave and create. r can't disregard manhattan, a vertical urban, now that r have had the happiness of seeing it there, raised up within the sky. .. tI1 gr gc is to yc he W< W< m Ie: dr d~ tI1 ~ 'HITE rang. they cture Istery , the " the their 2 i'm AN AMERICAN mult, is in f the gling ctory . geo:lown llue) e. Fivhich mcilIre of :rable Ie air 19 off ·oung have aang) no longer :0 act have UI AM AN AMERICAN I" "Like us, like americans, my good friend. you could like them, they should be loved. this can be a kingdom within which there's a good deal of misunderstanding, loads of task, greatly happening, a rustic within which every little thing is open and every thing is feasible. examine long island raised up round us, wearing as much as hitherto inaccessible heights a vertical urban. it really is average that your spirit should still usually protest. good and goodl yet together with your center you could comprehend us; together with your middle you could believe that we're younger, a bit mad, or fairly teenagers, and that we like paintings and good stuff; and that we all know not anything of discouragements.