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Civic art : a centennial history of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts

Author: Thomas E Luebke; United States. Commission of Fine Arts.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : U.S. Commission of Fine Arts ; Amherst [Mass.] : Distributed by Univ. of Massachusetts Pr., 2013.
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Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas E Luebke; United States. Commission of Fine Arts.
ISBN: 9780160897023 0160897025
OCLC Number: 768168746
Notes: Shipping list no.: 2013-0025-S.
Description: 626 pages : illustrations (some color), maps, plans ; 32 cm
Contents: Foreword / by Earl A. Powell --
I. Aim high in hope and work : politics and planning in Washington before 1910 --
An enduring design legacy : Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. in the nation's capital / essay by Arleyn A. Levee --
II. Statues, fountains, and monuments : the Burnham and French chairmanships, 1910-1916 --
The improvement of Washington City : Charles Moore and Washington's monumental core / essay by Pamela Scott --
III. Thine alabaster cities gleam : Charles Moore and the classical paradigm, 1916-1937 --
The Jefferson Memorial : a pyrrhic victory for American architecture / essay by Carroll William Westfall --
IV. Heroism, history, and automobiles : the chairmanships of Gilmore Clarke and David Finley, 1937-1963 --
Presidential influence : Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, and the design of Washington's icons of executive power, 1933-1953 / essay by William B. Bushong --
V. Modernism and monumentality : the chairmanship of William Walton, 1963-1971 --
Rather strong advisory : William Walton's Commission and the challenge of the FBI Building / essay by Zachary M. Schrag --
VI. The past is present : J. Carter Brown and the postmodern era, 1971-2002 --
Washington aesthetics : J. Carter Brown and Commission of Fine Arts / essay by Richard Guy Wilson --
VII. To every age its art : the Robinson, Childs, and Powell chairmanships, 2002-2012 --
Appendix A: Legislative history --
Appendix B: Biographies of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, Old Georgetown Board, Contributing Staff, and essayists.
Other Titles: Centennial history of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts
Responsibility: edited by Thomas E. Luebke.

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