Civic Art: A Centennial History of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts

100_3249_croppedThe Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) has had a critical influence in shaping our Nation’s capital. This comprehensive book describes cultural and political influences on built space, buildings and memorials in Washington DC over the past 100 years through the review of the CFA. Particularly fascinating to me are the rich historic plan renderings, design documents, and the competition entries with the stories that accompany them. I recommend this book to all civic minded landscape architects as an invaluable resource. DHMers can borrow this book from our library to learn more.

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