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Monument Wars: Washington, D.C., The National Mall, and the Transformation of the Memorial Landscape
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Univ of California Pr
Publication date July 11, 2011
Pages 390
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780520271333
ISBN-10 0520271335
Dimensions 1.15 by 7 by 9.75 in.
Weight 1.90 lbs.
Original list price $29.95
Other format details university press
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The National Mall in Washington, D.C., is “a great public space, as essential a part of the American landscape as the Grand Canyon,” according to architecture critic Paul Goldberger, but few realize how recent, fragile, and contested this achievement is. In Monument Wars, Kirk Savage tells the Mall's engrossing story―its historic plan, the structures that populate its corridors, and the sea change it reveals regarding national representation. Central to this narrative is a dramatic shift from the nineteenth-century concept of a decentralized landscape, or “ground”-heroic statues spread out in traffic circles and picturesque parks-to the twentieth-century ideal of “space,” in which authority is concentrated in an intensified center, and the monument is transformed from an object of reverence to a space of experience. Savage's lively and intelligent analysis traces the refocusing of the monuments themselves, from that of a single man, often on horseback, to commemorations of common soldiers or citizens; and from monuments that celebrate victory and heroism to memorials honoring victims. An indispensable guide to the National Mall, Monument Wars provides a fresh and fascinating perspective on over two hundred years of American history.


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from Univ of California Pr (November 2, 2009)
9780520256545 | details & prices | 390 pages | 7.50 × 11.00 × 1.50 in. | 2.35 lbs | List price $85.00
About: The National Mall in Washington, D.
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from Univ of California Pr (July 11, 2011)
9780520271333 | details & prices | 390 pages | 7.00 × 9.75 × 1.15 in. | 1.90 lbs | List price $29.95
About: The National Mall in Washington, D.

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