United States Capitol

United States Capitol

by Suzy J. Maroon
     
 

The United States Capitol is an unparalleled volume of architectural photography revealing the majestic interiors - public and private - and breathtaking exterior of this American landmark building. Photographer Fred J. Maroon, in collaboration with the United States Capitol Preservation Commission, was granted unique access to the United States Capitol building,… See more details below

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The United States Capitol is an unparalleled volume of architectural photography revealing the majestic interiors - public and private - and breathtaking exterior of this American landmark building. Photographer Fred J. Maroon, in collaboration with the United States Capitol Preservation Commission, was granted unique access to the United States Capitol building, including areas in which photography is customarily prohibited. His photographs, all full color, show the building in its many moods. With an introduction by Daniel J. Boorstin, former Librarian of Congress, and a lively, authoritative text by Suzy Maroon, The United States Capitol is the most comprehensive, entertaining, and visually beautiful book on the subject. Photographs and text combine to provide a complete tour of the art and architecture of the Capitol, including the Rotunda, corridors, committee rooms, private offices, sculpture, paintings, porticoes, congressional chambers, and other working areas of the building. Exterior photographs show it by day and night, and in all seasons. Archival images document the building's 100-year-long architectural transformation. Throughout the book, the intriguing personalities of the architects, builders, and politicians who shaped the Capitol shine through. Suzy Maroon's spirited prose and Fred J. Maroon's astonishingly beautiful photographs are sure to delight government, architecture, and history buffs alike, especially during the year-long celebration of the bicentennial of the 1793 laying of the cornerstone by George Washington.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781556703164
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
04/01/1993
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
9.35(w) x 12.31(h) x 0.87(d)

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