Date: Sun, 27 Jul 1997 19:44:14 -0400

From: Alan Baragona baragonaa[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]VAX.VMI.EDU

Subject: Re: dumb question, I'm really sorry

Duane Campbell wrote:

Who said, "Less is more." My instinct says Menken, but van der Rohe is in

the running.

My MS Bookshelf doesn't have it, nor does my 1955 paper Bartlett's or the

Bartleby Bartlett's online.

Really sorry to clutter the list with this, but I am desperate.

Duane Campbell dcamp[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]

Believe it or not, my hardback Bartlett's attributes it to Robert

Browning! "Andrea del Sarto," l. 78, with a cross reference to Hesiod:

"Fools, they do not even know how much more is the half than the whole"

("Works and Days" l. 40). FWIW, I always associated it with Van der

Rohe, not Mencken.

Alan B.