The Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress
Termed the 'national temple of the arts' on its opening in 1897, the Library of Congress' Thomas Jefferson Building remains, with the exception of technological improvements, essentially unchanged. Designed to house America's national library and to showcase the art and culture of the growing Republic, its grand-scale architecture was inspired by European national libraries, but its decoration was American-made. This skillfully designed book explores the world's largest library and its role as a space for the arts. Written by Blaine Marshall and Alexander Hovan.
Scala Publishers, in association with the Library of Congress. Softcover, 4.5" x 6.5", 64 pages, 75 color illustrations.