RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 768168746 LA English T1 Civic art : a centennial history of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts A1 Luebke, Thomas E., United States., Commission of Fine Arts., PB U.S. Commission of Fine Arts ; Distributed by Univ. of Massachusetts Pr. PP Washington, D.C.; Amherst [Mass.] YR 2013 SN 9780160897023 0160897025 AB "From an incomplete composition of brick buildings and informal gardens into an ordered landscape of white classical temples, the image of Washington, D.C., was transformed by visionary planning and implementation in response to the political and artistic movements of the early twentieth century. The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts was created by Congress in 1910 as an independent design review agency to guide the ongoing work of representing national ideals in the design of the capital city ... This comprehensive history explores the evolving role of the Commission of Fine Arts in the context of the artistic, social, and political circumstances that fostered the commission's creation and the subsequent trends that have informed its decisions."--description from dust jacket.