DJ corners are lightly knicked. 517pp. Well illustrated with B &W photos. Tight, square, bright copy. Crisp, clean, bright DJ. In Mylar cover. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Before the passage of critical preservation legislation in 1978, the Nation's Capital lost an irreplaceable assembly of architecturally and culturally significant buildings. Wanton destruction in the name of progress—particularly in the decades immediately following World War II—resulted in a legacy forever lost, a cultural heritage destroyed by the wrecker's ball. By reminding us of things lost, James Goode's magisterial and poignant study represented a comprehensive call for action, a mandate for responsible stewardship of the architectural legacy of Washington, DC. Both the familiar public Washington of official landmarks and the private city of residential neighborhoods are paid tribute in this volume, dedicated to the vanished.
At once a visual delight, a fascinating social history, and an eloquent appeal for ongoing awareness, Capital Losses reveals the Washington that was and how it became what it is today. This updated edition includes eighteen more treasures lost and ninety additional historic photographs.
About the Author: James Goode is the winner of Washingtonian magazine's prestigious “Washingtonian of the Year” award. He is the author of Best Addresses: A Century of Washington's Distinguished Apartment Houses and lives in Washington, DC.
Title: Capital Losses: A Cultural History of ...
Publisher: Smithsonian Inst Pr
Publication Date: 1979
Illustrator: Photo Illus
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition
Book Description Smithsonian Institution, 1979. Book Condition: Good. 1st. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP70674856
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Book Description Smithsonian Institution. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Bookseller Inventory # 2749818444
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Book Description Smithsonian Institution, 1979. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP96446108
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Book Description Book Condition: Fair. [ No Hassle 30 Day Returns ][ Ships Daily ] [ Underlining/Highlighting: NONE ] [ Writing: NONE ] [ Edition: first ] Publisher: Smithsonian Inst Pr Pub Date: 10/1/1979 Binding: Hardcover Pages: 500 first edition. Bookseller Inventory # 5618116