Among recent designs for large buildings, the United States Government Building, the Temple of Music, and the Hall of Liberal Arts, at the Buffalo Exposition, are excellent examples of symmetry and unity of form.
In the harmonic architecture of the future there will be ample scope for genius to display its inventive power. We have only given two drawings of buildings, because our limited space in this book scarcely allows for more than a brief statement of some basic principles.
The greatest changes required for the new order are in the basic plans, in the grouping of the rooms and in unity of arrangement. Excepting, of course, the wide difference from the present in the future color schemes.
The best part of architecture in the past has been in the many beautiful forms of columns, capitals, entablatures and moldings. A modified form of the Corinthian capital, with a stronger core, has more strength with not less beauty than the original form in Grecian temples. In the new order, Egyptian capitals are extensively used.
HOME WORK. The division of human labor into classes or separate trades and pursuits has lifted man from barbarism to civilization. But this division of labor affected the male sex chiefly. From the most primitive times woman remained little more than a housekeeper. Her advance depended upon the incidental influence of her connection with man.
In the growth of human industries, in the multiplication of trades and professions, man has taken by far the more prominent part, He has reached out in a.