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The Library of Congress : the art and architecture of the Thomas Jefferson Building

Author: John Young Cole; Henry Hope Reed; Herbert Small
Publisher: New York : Norton, 1997. ©1997
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Arguably the most beautifully decorated building in the United States, the Library of Congress building (now known as the Jefferson Building) reached its 100th anniversary in 1997 after an eighty million dollar restoration that returned it to its original state. At the turn of the century, Herbert Small, a newspaperman, wrote a guide to the building and its decoration. His text, edited by Henry Hope Reed, is  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Young Cole; Henry Hope Reed; Herbert Small
ISBN: 0393045633 9780393045635
OCLC Number: 37694014
Notes: "In association with the Library of Congress."
This volume, based on the 2nd rev. ed. of Herbert Small's "Handbook of the new Library of Congress in Washington," is complemented and enhanced by essays, rev. and expanded appendices, and new photographs and color plates.
Description: 320 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Contents: Preface: The Library of Congress Building --
A Continuing Inspiration / Arthur Ross --
Foreword / James H. Billington --
The Architect's Fourth Dimension / Daniel J. Boorstin --
The Thomas Jefferson Building / Brendan Gill --
Struggle for a Structure: Ainsworth Rand Spofford and a New Building for the Library of Congress / John Y. Cole --
Souvenirs of the Opening of the Library of Congress Building --
The Thomas Jefferson Building as a Work of Art / Pierce Rice --
Handbook of the New Library of Congress / Herbert Small --
The Decorators / Henry Hope Reed --
Painted Words: Murals in the Library of Congress / Richard Murray --
The Sculptural Program for the Library of Congress / Thomas P. Somma --
Restoration and Renovation / Barbara Wolanin --
Schematic Diagram of the Thomas Jefferson Building --
Floor plan of the Thomas Jefferson Building --
Architectural Features of the Thomas Jefferson Building --
Illustrated Glossary of Architectural and Decorative Terms / Henry Hope Reed --
Biographical Dictionary / Henry Hope Reed --
Jefferson Building Chronology and Statistics --
For Further Study and Reading / John Y. Cole.
Responsibility: edited by John Y. Cole and Henry Hope Reed ; with essays by John Y. Cole [and others] ; preface by Arthur Ross ; foreword by James H. Billington ; introductions by Daniel Boorstin and Brendan Gill ; principal photography by Anne Day.

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A handsomely illustrated tribute to the Library of Congress building, published to coincide with its one hundredth anniversary.  Read more...

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