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Incidental architect : William Thornton and the cultural life of early Washington, D.C., 1794-1828

Author: Gordon S Brown; William Thornton
Publisher: Athens : Published for the U.S. Capitol Historical Society by Ohio University Press, ©2009.
Series: Perspectives on the art and architectural history of the United States Capitol.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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While the majority of scholarship on early Washington focuses on its political and physical development, in Incidental Architect Gordon S. Brown describes the intellectual and social scene of the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Brown, Gordon S., 1936-
Incidental architect.
Athens : Published for the U.S. Capitol Historical Society by Ohio University Press, ©2009
(OCoLC)620198459
Named Person: William Thornton; William Thornton
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon S Brown; William Thornton
ISBN: 9780821418628 0821418629 9780821418635 0821418637
OCLC Number: 269282211
Description: xii, 141 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
Contents: An incidental architect --
"A little genius at everything" --
The government comes to town --
A community germinates --
Cultural amenities emerge --
The Dolley Madison effect --
Phoenix --
"This seat of science, the muses, and of pleasure" --
"A very singular character" --
Appendix: Biographical sketches of early Washington cultural leaders.
Series Title: Perspectives on the art and architectural history of the United States Capitol.
Other Titles: William Thornton and the cultural life of early Washington, D.C., 1794-1828
Responsibility: Gordon S. Brown.

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