A Guide to Smithsonian Architecture

A Guide to Smithsonian Architecture

Book - 2009
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Random House, Inc.
The buildings of the Smithsonian Institution not only contain impressive collections; they are themselves icons of great cultural significance, many of them part of the historic National Mall. The Smithsonian's unique buildings illustrate the changing styles and sensibilities of America as an evolving nation. Representing the work of major architects, each building evokes a specific time in history: the mid-19th-century turreted Castle, the sky-reflecting mid-century modern Air and Space Museum, and the golden, undulating, 21st-century American Indian Museum.

Baker & Taylor
A tour of the structurally relevant buildings comprising the Smithsonian reveals how they represent key historical periods as well as the works of major architects; in an accessibly priced reference that includes coverage of the National Mall and is complemented by behind-the-scenes anecdotes and black-and-white photography. Original.

Publisher: Washington : Smithsonian Books, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781588342614
Characteristics: 159 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Ballard, Amy


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