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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.

hundred directions while woman remained only mistress of the home. Man's greater muscular power was one cause that led to this uneven development. But woman has quite as many dominant faculties as man. Her brain is divided into just as many parts. The great laws of evolution then come in and tell us that sooner or later she must reach out in as many directions; she must seek and find as great a variety of employments. Nothing in life can be more certain than this law. Neither prejudice nor education can turn the law aside. The issue will leave woman quite as distinctly different from man as she is now. And in the new social order the home will have lost none of its sweet attractiveness. We shall see how this result is brought about by the method of grouping the members and by the employments allotted as proper to woman.


are mental and physical complements of each other. Each sex is more developed in some directions than the other, but neither can claim superiority as a whole. They possess equal quantities of power, but it differs in kind.

The physical differences of sex

must produce and sustain mental

differences, because the brain and body are definitely related in action and sympathy. So long as woman fills the offices of maternity, so long must her nutritive organs predominate over the nervous and muscular. But these nutritive organs in the body are in direct and responsive sympathy with the affections


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