Civic art :a centennial history of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts /edited by Thomas E. Luebke.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals




626 p. : ill. (some col.), maps, plans ; 32 cm.


Descriptive Terms

Public architecture
Architecture History.
Buildings, structures, etc.


Luebke, Thomas E.
United States. Commission of Fine Arts.


Foreword / by Earl A. Powell -- I. Aim high in hope and work : politics and planning in Washington before. An enduring design legacy : Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. in the nation's capital / essay by Arleyn A. Levee -- II. Statues, fountains, and monuments : the Burnham and French chairmanships, 1910-1916. The improvement of Washington City : Charles Moore and Washington's monumental core / essay by Pamela Scott -- III. Thine alabaster cities gleam : Charles Moore and the classical paradigm, 1916-1937. The Jefferson Memorial : a pyrrhic victory for American architecture / essay by Carroll William Westfall -- IV. Heroism, history, and automobiles : the chairmanships of Gilmore Clarke and David Finley, 1937-1963. Presidential influence : Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, and the design of Washington's icons of executive power, 1933-1953 / essay by William B. Bushong -- V. Modernism and monumentality : the chairmanship of William Walton, 1963-1971. Rather strong advisory : William Walton's Commission and the challenge of the FBI Building / essay by Zachary M. Schrag -- VI. The past is present : J. Carter Brown and the postmodern era, 1971-2002. Washington aesthetics : J. Carter Brown and Commission of Fine Arts / essay by Richard Guy Wilson -- VII. To every age its art : the Robinson, Childs, and Powell chairmanships, 2002-2012 -- Appendix A: Legislative history -- Appendix B: Biographies of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, Old Georgetown Board, Contributing Staff, and essayists.


Washington, D.C. : U.S. Commission of Fine Arts ;
Amherst, [Mass.] : Distributed by Univ. of Massachusetts Pr.


626 p. : ill. (some col.), maps, plans ; 32 cm.


Shipping list no.: 2013-0025-S.
Includes bibliographical references and index.



Call Number

Stacks NA712.C36 2013

Other People and Orgs

United States. Commission of Fine Arts
USA. Commission of Fine Arts.


United States.
Washington (D.C.)
Washington, DC.

Variant Title

Civic art :
Centennial history of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts