This lively and informative guide offers tourists residents and architecture aficionados alike insights into than 400 of Washington DC’s most important landmarks Organized into 19 discrete tours this thoroughly redesigned and updated edition includes 45 new entries encompassing the House of Sweden the US Institute of Peace classic buildings that epitomize the city—the White House the Capitol Union Station—and a number of private buildings off the beaten pathG Martin Moeller Jr blends informed concise descriptions with engaging commentary on each landmark revealing often 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 tourFrom 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 While I didn't read this one from cover to cover I found it terrific browsing material It'll come in handy as I explore DC's architecture in the future too One thing I really liked was that this is not a review by committee guide it's fairly opinionated but in a good way I gained some insight into some of the buildings that have intrigued me and found notes on a number of buildings I'd like to take a closer look at Highly recommended for architecture buffs especially ones in the DC area or planning a visit I have a thing for architecture and living in the DC area there is a plethora of options to explore here in terms of style I've enjoyed this book for a couple years now not reading it straight through but instead using it every once in a while before going into the district for meetings or fun The size is easy to stash in a backpack or bigger bag and it's very informative I found this book in the trash when I worked in one of the buildings featured Canal Suare p 235 It's a must have for taking your own tour of some of DC's historic architecture as it's a very portable 525x9 inch paperback The book is arranged by neighborhood so you can visit uite a few places in a single trip based on the simple easy to read maps I have an avid interest in DC history and it's buildings and always wonder What building is that? as I travel around my hometown The book manages to cram in uite a few sites as it shows one photographic view of each along with a short single paragraph description A great walking companion to James M Goode's Best Addresses
- 400 pages
- AIA Guide to the Architecture of Washington DC
- G. Martin Moeller Jr.
- 17 October 2016 G. Martin Moeller Jr.