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AIA Guide to the Architecture of Washington, DC

G. Martin Moeller, Jr.

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"The model of what a concise, attractive guidebook should be."—Mid-Atlantic Country

This lively and informative guide offers tourists, residents, and architecture aficionados insights into nearly 450 of Washington, DC's, most noteworthy buildings and monuments. Organized into 19 discrete walking tours, plus one general tour of peripheral sites, this thoroughly revised sixth edition features projects ranging from early federal landmarks to twenty-first-century commercial, institutional, and residential buildings. It includes some 80 new entries covering dozens of recently completed buildings…

"The model of what a concise, attractive guidebook should be."—Mid-Atlantic Country

This lively and informative guide offers tourists, residents, and architecture aficionados insights into nearly 450 of Washington, DC's, most noteworthy buildings and monuments. Organized into 19 discrete walking tours, plus one general tour of peripheral sites, this thoroughly revised sixth edition features projects ranging from early federal landmarks to twenty-first-century commercial, institutional, and residential buildings. It includes some 80 new entries covering dozens of recently completed buildings, along with some historic structures that may have been overlooked in the past. The guide also has updated maps, and many existing entries have been rewritten to reflect recent renovations, changes to the buildings' contexts, or additional scholarship.

G. Martin Moeller, Jr., blends informed, concise descriptions with engaging commentary on each landmark, revealing 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. The additions and revisions incorporated into the latest edition illuminate broader demographic and physical changes in the city, including the emergence of new neighborhoods and the redevelopment of once-neglected areas.

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Lively and informative.Whether you are looking for a tour of must-see monuments or would like to discover emerging neighborhoods and their architectural gems, this book is the ultimate resource.

A new guidebook to the capital city's architecture brings powerful evidence of the continuing evolution of Washington's streetscape.

This handsomely illustrated guide covers not only the monuments of the Mall but also the diplomatic chateaux lining Massachusetts Avenue, NW; the churches, parks, and other monumental architecture that climb up Meridian Hill; and the 'brutalism on a grand scale' that characterizes the new FBI building and other bureaucratic monstrosities.

Accessible to architects and tourists alike, and perhaps especially locals.

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Pages
400
ISBN
9781421443850
Illustration Description
490 b&w photos, 20 maps
Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Notes to the Reader
Introduction. The Architecture of Washington, DC, 17912021
Tours
A. Governmental Capitol Hill
B. The Mall
C. Near Southwest
D. Capitol Riverfront
E. Residential

Preface
Acknowledgments
Notes to the Reader
Introduction. The Architecture of Washington, DC, 17912021
Tours
A. Governmental Capitol Hill
B. The Mall
C. Near Southwest
D. Capitol Riverfront
E. Residential Capitol Hill
F. NoMa / Union Market
G. Judiciary Square / Mount Vernon Square / Penn Quarter
H. Pennsylvania Avenue
I. Downtown—East End
J. White House / Lafayette Square
K. Downtown—West End
L. Foggy Bottom
M. Georgetown
N. Foxhall
O. Sheridan-Kalorama / Massachusetts Avenue Heights
P. Dupont/Logan
Q. Shaw / U Street
R. Meridian Hill
S. Woodley Park / Cleveland Park / Van Ness
T. Other Buildings of Interest
Index
Photo Credits

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G. Martin Moeller Jr.

G. Martin Moeller, Jr. (WASHINGTON, DC), is an independent curator and writer and the editor of ArchitectureDC. He is the author of The Favrot Family of Louisiana: A History over Three Centuries and the coeditor of Liquid Stone: New Architecture in Concrete.