On These Walls
This beautifully illustrated book provides a guide to help locate, identify and appreciate these gems of knowledge and works of art found in the Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and James Madison Memorial buildings of the Library of Congress. Ranging from the names and quotations of the great writers, philosophers and artists of Western civilization such as Dante, Bacon and Emerson, to the thoughts of the nation's forefathers Jefferson, Adams and Madison themselves, the inscriptions in each building express the Library's ambitious mission to collect and share the wisdom of all civilizations in today's world.
The buildings are not only feats of architecture holding the wealth of the nation's knowledge in their stacks, but they also harbor a wealth of inscriptions and quotations on their walls and ceilings. Written by John Y. Cole. Softcover, 128 pages.