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Architects to the Nation: The Rise and Decline of the Supervising Architect's Office (Hardcover)

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This unique book traces the evolution and accomplishments of the office that from 1852 until 1939 held a virtual monopoly over federal building design. Among its more memorable buildings are the Italianate U.S. Mint in Carson City, the huge granite pile of the State, War, and Navy Building in
Washington, D.C., the towering U.S. Post Office in Nashville, New York City's neo-Renaissance customhouse, and such "restorations" as the ancient adobe Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe. In tracing the evolution of the Office and its creative output, Antoinette J. Lee evokes the nation's
considerable efforts to achieve an appropriate civic architecture.

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Publisher Oxford University Press
Mfg Part# 9780195128222
SKU 202596279
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0195128222
Release Date 3/24/2008
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