Latrobe, Jefferson and the National Capitol. Paul F. Norton.
Latrobe, Jefferson and the National Capitol
Latrobe, Jefferson and the National Capitol

Latrobe, Jefferson and the National Capitol

New York: Garland Publishing, 1977.

Illustrated by 68 leaves of plates. Hardcover. Very Good with no dust jacket. Item #14846
ISBN: 0824027167

Library stamps/marks/labels/pocket, otherwise light wear. Crisp hardcover.; Originally presented as the author's PhD thesis, Princeton, 1952. Frontispiece and 68 pages of plates. "The history of the construction of the Capitol involves far more than the setting of bricks and stones according to the instructions on a series of working drawings. It involves the lives of two of America's most prominent citizens, Jefferson and Latrobe; and the lives of a great many other men of lesser stature, but who were often the cause of serious difficulties or unexpected changes in the advancement of the building operations. As the Capitol gradually emerged from the combined labor of these men, it became the embodiment of all the physical struggles, contrasting opinions, and enlightened ideas that were untied during this undertaking." - Introduction. ; Outstanding Dissertations in the Fine Arts; Ex-Library; 362, 68 pages.

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