This lively and informative guide offers tourists, residents,
and architecture aficionados alike insights into more than 400 of
Washington, D.C.''s, most important landmarks. Organized into 19
discrete tours, this thoroughly redesigned and updated edition
includes 45 new entries, encompassing the House of Sweden and the
U.S. Institute of Peace, classic buildings that epitomize the
city-the White House, the Capitol, Union Station-and a number of
private buildings off the beaten path.
G. Martin Moeller, Jr., blends informed, concise descriptions
with engaging commentary on each landmark, revealing
often-surprising details of the buildings'' history and design.
Every entry is accompanied by a photograph and includes the
structure''s location, its architects and designers, and the
corresponding dates of completion. Each entry is keyed to an
easy-to-read map at the beginning of the tour.
From the imposing monuments of Capitol Hill and the Mall to the
pastoral suburban enclaves of Foxhall and Cleveland Park, from
small memorials to vast commercial and institutional complexes,
this guide shows us a Washington that is at once excitingly fresh
and comfortably familiar.