Monument Wars

Monument Wars

Washington, D.C., the National Mall, and the Transformation of the Memorial Landscape

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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 regarding national representation. Central to this narrative is a dramatic shift from the nineteenth-century concept of a decentralized landscape, or "ground"--Heroic statues spread out in.
Publisher: University of California Press, Berkeley :2009
ISBN: 9781282359932
1282359932
9780520256545
0520256549
9780520944770
0520944771
Branch Call Number: REM
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 390 pages) : illustrations, maps

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