Washington, D.C.: A Pictorial Celebration

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UPC:
9781402715273
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Binding:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
2005/3/1
Author:
Jeanne Fogle Lyons
Language:
english

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Jeanne Fogle Lyonsa??a historian, professor, and certified tour guide in Washingtona??and Elan Penn, the gifted photographer who created the superb From Sea to Shining Sea, combine their talents to create a breathtaking and fascinating homage to Americaa??s capital city.

Lavish images of fabled monuments, world-famous museums, distinguished universities, and lush parksa??all accompanied by fascinating background informationa??pay tribute to the beauty and history of Washington, D.C. From government buildings such as the Capitol, White House, and Supreme Court to outdoor statues of Ulysses S. Grant, Mary Leo Bethune, and Mahatma Gandhi, this unique visual tour captures the citya??s riches as never before. Visit Mount Vernon, George Washingtona??s splendid home and plantation; the awe-inspiring Lincoln Memorial; the Arlington National Cemetery, where the eternal flame burns over John F. Kennedya??s grave; and the Smithsonian, which protects the glories of our past. Watch government at work at the Federal Triangle Department Buildings, see the lovely sculpture garden at the National Gallery, and feel the magnificence of sacred structures such as St. Johna??s of Lafayette Square. Every photo, from Forda??s Theatre, where Lincoln lost his life, to Maya Lina??s heartbreaking Vietnam Memorial, is inspirational.

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