About the Author
Richard Longstreth is professor of American civilization at George Washington University. Therese O'Malley is associate dean of the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, Washington.
Edited by Richard Longstreth
This is a publication by the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA), the Gallery's research institute.
As the most important symbolic space in the United States, the Mall in Washington, D.C. has been a vital emblem of national spirit and ideals ever since Major Pierre Charles L'Enfant first envisioned it over two hundred years ago. This book explores the Mall's origins and growth, shaped by shifting political forces and cultural values.
- 328 Pages, 46 color images, 103 black and white images
- 9 x 11 inches
- Published: 2003