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The National Mall : rethinking Washington's monumental core

Author: Nathan Glazer; Cynthia R Field
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2008.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
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National Mall.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)609305102
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nathan Glazer; Cynthia R Field
ISBN: 9780801888052 0801888050
OCLC Number: 166273738
Description: viii, 220 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The design of the Mall. The idea of the American Mall / Michael J. Lewis --
American Renaissance: Charles Follen McKim and the aesthetic ideal / Richard Guy Wilson --
When dignity and beauty were the order of the day: the contribution of Daniel H. Burnham / Cynthia R. Field --
"A simple space of turf" : Frederick Law Olmsted Jr.'s idea for the Mall / Witold Rybczynski --
pt. 2. The nations' gathering place. The people's home ground / Edith L.B. Turner --
Washington as a pilgrimage site / Frederick Turner --
Culture of, by, and for the people : the Smithsonia Folklife Festival / Richard Kurin --
pt. 3. Monuments for the future. Monuments, modernism, and the Mall / Nathan Glazer --
Turning point : the problematics of building on the Mall today / Judy Scott Feldman --
Planning beyond the monumental core / Patricia E. Gallagher.
Responsibility: edited by Nathan Glazer and Cynthia R. Field ; foreword by James F. Cooper.
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