Michael Curtis - Classical Architecture and Monuments of Washington, D.C. & Kim Prothro Williams - Lost Farms and Estates of Washington, D.C.

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Michael Curtis - Classical Architecture and Monuments of Washington, D.C.

Just as the American founders drew on ancient Greek political ideals for the new republic, they also used classical architecture as the model for their new capital city. Based on principles of balance and grace, the classical influence is evident in the Capitol dome and the pillars of many federal buildings, but that’s only the beginning. In this illuminating tour of D.C., Curtis, an architect, artist, and writer who serves as the curator at Plinth & Portal and vice president of Liberty Fund, D.C., shows us the wide range of classical elements around us as well as explaining how the tradition both resists and incorporates change.

Kim Prothro Williams - Lost Farms and Estates of Washington, D.C.

Before 1791, when it was selected as the site for the capital, the area now known as Washington, D.C. was home to a variety of rural enterprises, from the vineyards just north of today’s Cleveland Park to the tobacco
plantations that shipped their crops from the port at Georgetown. Excavating this nearly forgotten history, Williams, an architectural historian with the D.C. Historic Preservation Office and the author of Chevy Chase and Pride of Place, shows us the rural remnants of our modern city and traces the growth of D.C. as we know it today.

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Classical Architecture and Monuments of Washington, D.C.: A History & Guide Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781625859716
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Published: History Press - January 15th, 2018

Lost Farms and Estates of Washington, D.C. Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781625858306
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Published: History Press - April 9th, 2018

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