Andersen, Hendrick Christian [Hrsg.]; Hébrard, Ernest M. [Hrsg.]
Creation of a world centre of communication — Paris, 1913

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he conception of an International Art Centre followed
naturally, as the motives that inspired the making of the
Fountain of Life were developed. It consists of a Temple
of Art, a Conservatorium of Music and the Drama,
Schools of Art, Museum of Casts, and an Art Library, an
Open air Theatre and School of Painting.

In ancient times splendid temples of rich coloured
marbles, supported by columns and surrounded by sculp-
ro the temple ok art tured friezes of a musical rhythm of proportion, were

conceived and consecrated to the worship of the gods, —
personifications of invisible powers, held sacred in the minds of the people
and inspiring them with faith and devotion. In like manner this Temple
of Art was conceived and dedicated to the Creative Spirit of God in man.

That the highest achievements in art, music and the drama, should have
a world centre and a Temple built upon monumental lines, to bring together
the highest efforts and inspirations of the future, is an idea which cannot
but appeal to all creators of art, not only for its practical value to them-
selves, but as going far towards forming higher ideals to meet the ever
increasing demand.

One realises more and more that the art of the future will have more
than a local value. The ideals that art strives to attain are becoming more
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