Classical Architecture and Monuments of Washington, D.C. - Michael Curtis

Classical Architecture and Monuments of Washington, D.C.

By Michael Curtis

  • Release Date: 2011-07-06
  • Genre: Art & Architecture


A look at the statues, monuments, and buildings of the classically designed capital city—from the National Mall to Colonial Alexandria.
Classical design formed our nation’s capital. The soaring Washington Monument, the 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 L’Enfant and McMillan plans for Washington, D.C., 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 and gain insight into the criticism and controversies of modern additions to Washington’s monumental structure. Author Michael Curtis guides this tour of the heart of the District of Columbia.