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Pavilion Pans

October 02, 1988

According to the cover story of the Sept. 25 Calendar, a pavilion has opened next to the L.A. County Art Museum ("Japanese Fantasy," by William Wilson and Sam Hall Kaplan).

When's the World's Fair? And why don't I see the other temporary structures?

Because design critic Kaplan's article likened the new Japanese Pavilion to a samurai warrior's helmet, one anticipates a nationalistic bent in structures representing other countries at what surely must be the coming World's Fair.

One eagerly anticipates a French pavilion in the shape of a croissant, a cracked vase for the Greek pavilion, a monstrous teapot to represent the British and, for the United States, of course, a pavilion in the shape of a dollar bill--with a big bite out of it.

By the way, the Japanese Pavilion is temporary, isn't it?

Isn't it?

GEORGE P. ERENGIS

Los Angeles

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