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L'Enfant's Legacy: Public Open Spaces in Washington, D.C..

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L'Enfant's legacy; public open spaces in Washington, D.C..

Bednar, Michael J.

Johns Hopkins U. Press

2006

285 pages

$65.00

Hardcover

Creating the North American landscape

NA9127

Bednar (architecture, U. of Virginia) describes the urban public spaces of Washington DC, developed from the plan of Pierre Charles L'Enfant, a French engineer, in 1791, and how these spaces are reflective of democracy in America. He specifies L'Enfant's plan for the new capital city, its progression in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the correlation between public spaces and democracy, and details the specifics of the National Mall, Capitol Square, President's Park, early squares, office squares, Capitol Hill, and newer public places such as Union Station Plaza. Illustrations of the plans and b&w photos of sites are provided.

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