What accents itself in the mind of the layman who makes even a cursory study of the sculptors and their works at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition is the fine, inspiring sincerity and uplift that each man brings to his work. One cannot be a great sculptor otherwise. The sculptor's work calls for steadfastness of purpose through long years of study, acute observation, the highest standards, fine intellectual ability and above all a decided universalism - otherwise the world soon passes him by. It is astonishing to see brought together the work of so many really great sculptors.
The artistic appeals of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition through architecture and the allied
decorative arts are so engrossing that one yields to the call of the independent Fine Arts only with
considerable reluctance. The visitor, however, finds himself cleverly tempted by numerous stray bits of
detached sculpture, effectively placed amidst shrubbery near the Laguna, and almost without knowing he is
drawn into that enchanting colonnade which leads one to the spacious portals of the Palace of Fine Arts....
A Walk with an Architect About the Courts and Palaces of the Panama Pacific International ExposItion with a Discussion of Its Architecture Its Sculpture - Its Mural Decorations Its Coloring - And Its Lighting Preceded by a History of Its Growth by John D. Barry To the architects, the artists and the artisans and to the men of affairs who sustained them in the cooperative work that created an exposition of surpassing beauty, unique among the expositions of the world. Contents Chapter
Preface Introduction I. The View from the Hill II. ...