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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Tompkins, Sally Kress.
Quest for grandeur.
Washington : Smithsonian Institution Press, c1993
|Named Person:||Charles Moore; Charles Moore|
|Material Type:||Government publication, National government publication|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Sally Kress Tompkins; Jack E Boucher
|Description:||xxi, 159 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.|
|Contents:||Foreword / Frederick Gutheim --
Note to the Reader / Robert J. Kapsch --
I. The 1901 Plan --
II. The Early Years of the Commission of Fine Arts --
III. Preparing for the Public Buildings Program: 1916-23 --
IV. A Mandate for Grandeur: 1923-29 --
V. Building the Triangle: 1930-37 --
VI. The Tide Changes --
Epilogue / Charles H. Atherton and Sue A. Kohler --
Photographs of the Federal Triangle / Jack E. Boucher.
|Responsibility:||Sally Kress Tompkins ; photographs by Jack E. Boucher.|
Charles Moore, chairman of the Commission of Fine Arts from 1915-37, laid the critical foundation for the Federal Triangle complex by forging a unique consensus of aesthetic and political thought rarely achieved before or since in American architecture. Moore involved many of the most important figures in American architecture in the complex's planning, design, and construction - among them Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., Cass Gilbert, and John Russell Pope. Many major.
buildings - the National Archives, the Departments of Commerce and justice, and the Internal Revenue Service - were completed, but not the entire program. Toward the end of the 1930s, Moore's consensus faltered as a new generation of architects rejected Beaux-Arts style in favor of a new design aesthetic - modernism.
- Federal Triangle (Washington, D.C.)
- Public architecture -- Washington (D.C.)
- Washington (D.C.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
- Moore, Charles, -- 1855-1942 -- Influence.
- United States. -- Commission of Fine Arts.
- Civic buildings -- Architecture
- Washington (D.C.)
- Moore, Charles, -- 1855-1942.
- Öffentliches Gebäude
- Washington (DC)