Previous Index Next




person would have one dress that directly expressed the character, and three other dresses that would be complementary colors of the first and second degrees and of brown or gray. White is in harmony with all other colors. Black should be very little worn. The drabs and grays are suitable for many forms of labor.

IN THE EXTERNAL COLORS of mansions the exten

sive series of modified or tertiary colors are chiefly used. And neighboring buildings have complementary and serial colors. A city should be both beautiful and good. The houses, shops and factories are not massed and crowded in extensive blocks, like the suffocating cities of Christendom. But each one is surrounded by cultivated grounds, gardens, trees and shrubbery. The factories are within a few minutes' walk of the mansions where their workers reside. There is no need of "suburban homes" in order to have fresh air and decent surroundings. For in the true social order, every department of the city is a fit place of residence.

Nor does all this involve any needless expense of time and means. It is calculated by good businass men that the bad plans and bad methods of civilized cities, at the time of this writing, cause a waste of onehalf or three-fourths of all the labor in society. In the new order, four hours' labor a day will secure more than twelve hours did in the old order. There is wealth enough in Great Britain or in the United States, or in France, so that in the new order every family might live in a mansion of ample size and elegant appointments.

In civilized society you cannot choose your neighbors. You must associate or cone in contact, more or

less, with those you do not like. But we avoid all that in Ilarmonism by our methods of grouping, by the arrangement of groups in a mansion and of departments in the city.

THE PRINCIPAL STREETS are marked in the city

by barred lines. Twelve of these streets divide the departments, and twelve run through the middle of each one. Sixteen of the twenty-four streets run directly to the central ellipse, or square, so that the central buildings are equally accessible from all of the departments.

On the next page we have given an engraving of a single department to show the arrangement of its mansions, shops and store-houses; forty-eight of these are represented here. ( Of course the numbers would vary with the size of the city.

A LIMIT for the size of any city is just as proper and wise as it is for nature to set limits for the normal size of human beings. If men grew up all sorts of sizes, from six inches high to sixty feet, it would be extremely difficult to adjust houses and tools and other things to such a lot of variants. A city, like a man, may be unwieldy in size and thus lack unity of thought and efficiency of action. Two hundred and sixty thousand people are, perhaps, enough for the largest city, the metropolis of a nation.

A choice in the room, the home, and the associates is the natural right of every grown person, and, more than that, the home should he inalienable, so that no person could be deprived of his home, unless that person had committed a crime and become dangerous to society so that it was necessary to remove him to a place of security.

Previous Index Next