"Although the guide is designed for the pedestrian, all but the most tireless trekkers will want to use the Metro subway system to get to at least some of the sites."
"Accessible to architects and tourists alike, and perhaps especially locals."
"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."
"The model of what a concise, attractive guidebook should be."
Fitting easily in pocket or hand, it can guide people along 18 walkable tours and to a scattered miscellany of sites. A clear map locates each tour's 6 (Arlington Cemetery) to 44 (Georgetown) numbered sites, each with a photograph and pithy, often insightful commentary.