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Morse exhibition of arts and science

Author: National Academy of Design (U.S.)
Publisher: [New York], [1950]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were determined that the United States Capitol be a meaningful expression of America's new political and social order. During both building campaigns (1791-1826 and 1850-51), symbolic, aesthetic and pragmatic issues were of paramount concern.
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National Academy of Design (U.S.).
Morse exhibition of arts and science.
[New York, 1950]
(OCoLC)596823983
Named Person: Samuel Finley Breese Morse; Samuel Finley Breese Morse
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: National Academy of Design (U.S.)
OCLC Number: 1212347
Notes: On cover: Exhibited at the American Museum of Natural History, New York.
Description: 181 pages illustrations, portraits 31 cm
Contents: A more perfect union : symbolizing the National Union of States --
The most approved plan. The competition for the Capitol's design --
The Temple of Justice and Faith : the Capitol's east and west porticoes and dome --
To throw the labor of the artist upon the shoulders of the President of the United States : the House and Senate wings --
Freedom triumphant in war and peace : the Capitol extended --
The center and heart of America : political and cultural influence of the Capitol --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: presented by National Academy of Design in commemoration of the 125th anniversary of its founding, and in recognition of the genius of Samuel Finley Breese Morse, one of the founders and first president. January 18 to February 28, 1950.

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George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were determined that the United States Capitol be a meaningful expression of America's new political and social order. During both building campaigns (1791-1826 and 1850-51), symbolic, aesthetic and pragmatic issues were of paramount concern.

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