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Monument wars : Washington, D.C., the National Mall, and the transformation of the memorial landscape

Author: Kirk Savage
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The National Mall in Washington, D.C., is "a great public space, as essential a part of the American landscape as the Grand Canyon," according to architecture critic Paul Goldberger, but few realize how recent, fragile, and contested this achievement is. In Monument Wars, Kirk Savage tells the Mall's engrossing story-its historic plan, the structures that populate its corridors, and the sea change it reveals  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Savage, Kirk, 1958-
Monument wars.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008048364
(OCoLC)271647765
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kirk Savage
ISBN: 9780520944770 0520944771 9780520256545 0520256549 1282359932 9781282359932
OCLC Number: 566119105
Description: 1 online resource (x, 390 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Introduction --
A monument to a deceased project --
Covering ground --
The mechanic monster --
Inventing public space --
The monument transformed --
The conscience of the nation --
An end to war, an end to monuments?
Responsibility: Kirk Savage.

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The National Mall in Washington, DC, is 'a great public space, as essential a part of the American landscape as the Grand Canyon', according to architecture critic Paul Goldberger. This book tells  Read more...

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"Superb study of monumental Washington" Washington Post Book World 20091108 "A fascinating book." H-Net Reviews 20100401 "The book will make you go back to the National Mall, but you'll never again Read more...

 
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