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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:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces the history of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., discussing its plan and structures, and considering how the concept of memorials and memorial space has changed since the nineteenth century.
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kirk Savage
ISBN: 9780520256545 0520256549
OCLC Number: 271647765
Awards: Smithsonian American Art Museum Charles C. Eldredge Prize, 2010.
Description: x, 390 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
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.
Local System Bib Number:
387233

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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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