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Capital Houses examines the history of Washington s domestic architecture over a period of nearly 250 years through an outstanding collection of 56 historic houses: 44 in the District of Columbia and 12 in its Virginia and Maryland suburbs.
In ten meticulously detailed chapters, each dedicated to a specific architectural period, Goode traces their stylistic development, from the first Georgian example Mount Vernon (1735) in Fairfax County, Virginia to one of the city s best midcentury Moderns, the Kreeger House (1966) on Foxhall Road in Washington. A number of houses, including the Georgian landmark Hayes Manor, the Stickley-designed Dumblane, the Arts and Crafts-style Granger Cottage, and an Art Deco gem, the Mounsey House, are published here for the first time. A detailed introduction outlines important historical influences and trends and offers insightful political, social, and artistic commentary.
Capital Houses is profusely illustrated with new color images by Bruce M. White, which are complemented by restored period photographs and custom-drawn floor plans. Detailed maps, commissioned specially for this book, give an overview of Washington s all 22 historic districts and focus individually on Dupont Circle, Sheridan-Kalorama, and Georgetown where the majority of the houses in the book are located.
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James M. Goode began his career as a reference librarian in the Prints and Photographs Division at the Library of Congress and then served as curator of the Smithsonian Castle. He has worked with important collections of Washingtoniana including those of Austin Kiplinger, B. Francis Saul II, and Albert H. Small. Capital Houses, produced in partnership with photographer Bruce M. White, is his seventh Washington, D.C. history book. In 2015 Dr. Goode received the prestigious Visionary History Award from the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. for a lifetime of research and publications on the history of the Nation's Capital.
Bruce M. White is an independent photographer specializing in the documentation of historic architecture and works of art. Formerly a staff photographer at Sotheby's NY and at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bruce established an independent studio in 1991. His award winning, internationally recognized photographs have illustrated numerous art books & exhibitions and are commissioned by leading educational, cultural, and historic institutions such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The White House, as well as by noted artists and art collectors.
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Book Description Acanthus Press, 2015. Condition: New. Floor Plans and Maps by Paul Davidson (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0926494910