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The Resource Civic art : a centennial history of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, edited by Thomas E. Luebke

Civic art : a centennial history of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, edited by Thomas E. Luebke

Label
Civic art : a centennial history of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts
Title
Civic art
Title remainder
a centennial history of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts
Statement of responsibility
edited by Thomas E. Luebke
Title variation
Centennial history of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From an incomplete composition of brick buildings and informal gardens into an ordered landscape of white classical temples, the image of Washington, D.C., was transformed by visionary planning and implementation in response to the political and artistic movements of the early twentieth century. The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts was created by Congress in 1910 as an independent design review agency to guide the ongoing work of representing national ideals in the design of the capital city ... This comprehensive history explores the evolving role of the Commission of Fine Arts in the context of the artistic, social, and political circumstances that fostered the commission's creation and the subsequent trends that have informed its decisions."--description from dust jacket
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
FA 1.2: C 87
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plans
Index
index present
LC call number
NA712
LC item number
.C36 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Luebke, Thomas E
  • United States
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • USA
  • United States
  • Washington (D.C.)
  • Public architecture
  • Architecture
  • Städtebau
  • Denkmalpflege
  • Washington, DC
  • Architecture
  • Buildings
  • Public architecture
  • United States
  • Washington (D.C.)
Label
Civic art : a centennial history of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, edited by Thomas E. Luebke
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Shipping list no.: 2013-0025-S
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The improvement of Washington City : Charles Moore and Washington's monumental core
  • essay by Pamela Scott
  • III.
  • Thine alabaster cities gleam : Charles Moore and the classical paradigm, 1916-1937
  • The Jefferson Memorial : a pyrrhic victory for American architecture
  • essay by Carroll William Westfall
  • IV.
  • Heroism, history, and automobiles : the chairmanships of Gilmore Clarke and David Finley, 1937-1963
  • Presidential influence : Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, and the design of Washington's icons of executive power, 1933-1953
  • essay by William B. Bushong
  • Foreword
  • V.
  • Modernism and monumentality : the chairmanship of William Walton, 1963-1971
  • Rather strong advisory : William Walton's Commission and the challenge of the FBI Building
  • essay by Zachary M. Schrag
  • VI.
  • The past is present : J. Carter Brown and the postmodern era, 1971-2002
  • Washington aesthetics : J. Carter Brown and Commission of Fine Arts
  • essay by Richard Guy Wilson
  • VII.
  • To every age its art : the Robinson, Childs, and Powell chairmanships, 2002-2012
  • by Earl A. Powell
  • Appendix A: Legislative history
  • Appendix B: Biographies of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, Old Georgetown Board, Contributing Staff, and essayists
  • I.
  • Aim high in hope and work : politics and planning in Washington before 1910
  • An enduring design legacy : Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. in the nation's capital
  • essay by Arleyn A. Levee
  • II.
  • Statues, fountains, and monuments : the Burnham and French chairmanships, 1910-1916
Control code
ocn768168746
Dimensions
32 cm
Extent
626 pages
Isbn
9780160897023
Lccn
2013412887
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps, plans
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780160897023
  • (OCoLC)768168746
Label
Civic art : a centennial history of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, edited by Thomas E. Luebke
Publication
Note
Shipping list no.: 2013-0025-S
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The improvement of Washington City : Charles Moore and Washington's monumental core
  • essay by Pamela Scott
  • III.
  • Thine alabaster cities gleam : Charles Moore and the classical paradigm, 1916-1937
  • The Jefferson Memorial : a pyrrhic victory for American architecture
  • essay by Carroll William Westfall
  • IV.
  • Heroism, history, and automobiles : the chairmanships of Gilmore Clarke and David Finley, 1937-1963
  • Presidential influence : Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, and the design of Washington's icons of executive power, 1933-1953
  • essay by William B. Bushong
  • Foreword
  • V.
  • Modernism and monumentality : the chairmanship of William Walton, 1963-1971
  • Rather strong advisory : William Walton's Commission and the challenge of the FBI Building
  • essay by Zachary M. Schrag
  • VI.
  • The past is present : J. Carter Brown and the postmodern era, 1971-2002
  • Washington aesthetics : J. Carter Brown and Commission of Fine Arts
  • essay by Richard Guy Wilson
  • VII.
  • To every age its art : the Robinson, Childs, and Powell chairmanships, 2002-2012
  • by Earl A. Powell
  • Appendix A: Legislative history
  • Appendix B: Biographies of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, Old Georgetown Board, Contributing Staff, and essayists
  • I.
  • Aim high in hope and work : politics and planning in Washington before 1910
  • An enduring design legacy : Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. in the nation's capital
  • essay by Arleyn A. Levee
  • II.
  • Statues, fountains, and monuments : the Burnham and French chairmanships, 1910-1916
Control code
ocn768168746
Dimensions
32 cm
Extent
626 pages
Isbn
9780160897023
Lccn
2013412887
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps, plans
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780160897023
  • (OCoLC)768168746

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