[Reading] ➶ AIA Guide to the Architecture of Washington, D.C. By G. Martin Moeller Jr. – Writerscompany.co.uk

AIA Guide to the Architecture of Washington, D.C. This Lively And Informative Guide Offers Tourists, Residents, And Architecture Aficionados Alike Insights Into Than 400 Of Washington, D.C S Most Important Landmarks Organized Into 19 Discrete Tours, This Thoroughly Redesigned And Updated Edition Includes 45 New Entries, Encompassing The House Of Sweden, The U.S Institute Of Peace, Classic Buildings That Epitomize The City The White House, The Capitol, Union Station And A Number Of Private Buildings Off The Beaten Path.G Martin Moeller, Jr., Blends Informed, Concise Descriptions With Engaging Commentary On Each Landmark, Revealing Often Surprising Details Of The Buildings History And Design Every Entry Is Accompanied By A Photograph And Includes The Structure S Location, Its Architects And Designers, And The Corresponding Dates Of Completion Each Entry Is Keyed To An Easy To Read Map At The Beginning Of The Tour.From The Imposing Monuments Of Capitol Hill And The Mall To The Pastoral Suburban Enclaves Of Foxhall And Cleveland Park, From Small Memorials To Vast Commercial And Institutional Complexes, This Guide Shows Us A Washington That Is At Once Excitingly Fresh And Comfortably Familiar.

10 thoughts on “AIA Guide to the Architecture of Washington, D.C.

  1. says:

    While I didn t read this one from cover to cover, I found it terrific browsing material It ll come in handy as I explore DC s architecture in the future, too One thing I really liked was that this is not a review by committee guide it s fairly opinionated, but in a good way I gained some insight into some of the buildings tha

  2. says:

    I have a thing for architecture and living in the DC area there is a plethora of options to explore here in terms of style I ve enjoyed this book for a couple years now not reading it straight through but instead using it every once in a while before ...

  3. says:

    I found this book in the trash when I worked in one of the buildings featured Canal Square, p 235 It s a must have for taking your own tour of some of DC s historic architecture as it s a very portable 5.25x9 inch paperback The book is arranged by neighborhood so you can visit quite a few places in a single trip based on the simple, ea

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    In an enlivened style, G Martin Moeller, Jr Senior Vice President and Curator of the United States National Building Museum summarizes the historical relevance and aesthetical value of many of Washington, D.C s buildings Arranged as a series of walking tours with t...

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    A rare instance where reading the book was defeated by its awkward printing format Only five inches wide and ten inches tall, so it couldn t be comfortably opened and text got lost in the crease Too bad I liked what I ...

  6. says:

    Read the 1965 edition courtesy of my local library while I was in D C last weekend Very informative and you can see some of the changes over the last 45 years.

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