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Download book Worthy of the Nation : Washington, D.C., from L'Enfant to the National Capital Planning Commission
Download book Worthy of the Nation : Washington, D.C., from L'Enfant to the National Capital Planning Commission

Worthy of the Nation : Washington, D.C., from L'Enfant to the National Capital Planning Commission. Antoinette J. Lee

Worthy of the Nation : Washington, D.C., from L'Enfant to the National Capital Planning Commission
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Author: Antoinette J. Lee
Number of Pages: 440 pages
Published Date: 19 Jan 2007
Publisher: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS
Publication Country: Baltimore, MD, United States
Language: English
Type: eBook
ISBN: 9780801883286
File size: 17 Mb
File Name: Worthy.of.the.Nation.Washington,.D.C.,.from.L'Enfant.to.the.National.Capital.Planning.Commission.pdf
Download Link: Worthy of the Nation Washington, D.C., from L'Enfant to the National Capital Planning Commission
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When Worthy of the Nation first appeared in 1977, it won much acclaim for its comprehensive treatment of Washington's design and urban development. Now the story has been brought up to the present, tracing the first thirty years of home rule for the District through the completion of the National Museum of the American Indian and the World War II Memorial in the early twenty-first century. Frederick Gutheim and Antoinette J. Lee begin with L'Enfant's survey of 1791, the uneven growth of Washington City as an early port, its rapid expansion during the Civil War, and the McMillan Plan of 1901-1902, inspired by the City Beautiful movement. They consider the close relationship between the growth in national ambitions and responsibilities and the density of the governmental presence-offices, facilities, military outposts, parks, and multiplying statuary and memorials. Gutheim and Lee also survey residential communities, commercial districts, and transportation infrastructure. They outline various efforts to shape and channel the phenomenal growth of the city during the twentieth century, including controversial attempts to rehabilitate some neighborhoods while largely destroying others in the name of urban renewal. Illustrated with plans, maps, and new and historic photographs, the second edition of Worthy of the Nation provides researchers and general readers with an appealing and authoritative view of the planning and evolution of the federal district.

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