Classical design formed our nation’s Capital. The soaring Washington Monument, the noble columns of the Lincoln Memorial, and the spectacular dome of the Capitol Building speak to the Founders’ comprehensive vision of our federal city. Learn about the brilliant L’Enfant and McMillan plans for Washington, DC, and how those designs are reflected in two hundred years of monuments, museums, and representative government. View the statues of our Founding Fathers with the eye of a sculptor-architect and gain insight into the criticism and controversies of Progressive additions to Washington’s monumental buildings.
Guidebook and photographic essay: "Keller and Curtis have done a wonderful job. This book is an elegant and useful guide for all art lovers..."
Wm. Hennessey, Dir. U of M Museum of Art
"out of print"
American art masterpieces and many famous yet inferior works of the modernist school are considered in this picture-rich book which defines the American aesthetic. Here, a definition by demonstration of an aesthetic within the context of that which makes us Americans: The abiding, unifying text of our Declaration of Independence, the Declaration’s formative precedents in Greek principles, Roman morals, the Christian Bible, natural law, and that enlightened philosophy contemporary with the nation’s founding and active through the course of our history.
Succinct and entertaining biographies of Liberty Patriots, those African-Americans both slave and free who battled for personal, political, and national liberty in America’s War for Independence from the British Empire. This book is in supplement to The National Liberty Memorial, Washington, DC.
Twentieth Century fashions in art left hidden many artists of genius, among these, William Girard, an artist of breathtaking scope whose piercing observations of modern life have much to tell us of who we are, and of what we are becoming. Girard places us among the characters of traditional myth, allowing us to see ourselves in the enchanted settings of the stream of history: Through aesthetic experience, William Girard gorgeously discovers us to ourselves.
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