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Title:
George Washington, architect
Author:
Greenberg, Allan C. (Allan Carl), 1940-
Publication Information:
London, England : Andreas Papadakis Publisher, 1999.
Physical Description:
xi, 168 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
General Note:
Early versions of the essays in this book appeared as a paper given at the symposium, The Mall in Washington 1791-1986 (National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1987) ; as an article, "L'Enfant, Washington, and the plan of the capital" in The Magazine Antiques, July 1991 ; and as a chapter in the book, George Washinton's Mount Vernon, published by Monacelli Press.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781901092189
Format :
Book

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-- A unique combination of history and architecture.-- Features the little-explored genius of the first President.


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Booklist Review

This year is the bicentennial of Washington's death, and the flood of tributary books continues. Greenberg, an architect and architectural historian, furnishes an unusual perspective as he views Washington as a gifted and influential landscape architect and city planner. Greenberg stresses Washington's firm grasp of the political role that architecture could play in fostering a republican spirit in the infant nation. His role in the planning of the design and construction of our nation's capital is covered here in often fascinating detail. The illustrations, including extensive blueprints of Mt. Vernon, support a highly readable, nontechnical text that should interest artists, architects, and historians. --Jay Freeman


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