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Washington in Maps Hardcover – December 6, 2002
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"Washington in Maps has a broad appeal extending from the general public to the scholar, architect, urban designer, planner, and preservationist. It will be an excellent compliment to the scholarly and definitive works on Washington by John Reps. I would not be without the books of either author." --Steven W. Hurtt, Dean, University of Maryland, School of Architecture, and former Director, Summer Institute for Architecture, The Catholic University of America
"This book will be a useful addition to the literature on Washington, D.C. and the history of urban planning. It provides a comprehensive overview of the planning of the city, focusing not only on the local situation, but also exploring the origins of the city plan in the French Baroque and its role as a model for urban planning in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In addition, the book brings together in one publication reproductions of the most important planning maps of the city, some of which have not been published or exhibited before and which are maintained by a variety of custodial repositories." --Ronald E. Grim, Specialist in History, Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress
"Washington in Maps tells teh story of a uniquely planned city, risen from a swamp along the banks of the Potomac River to become the capital of the most powerful nation on earth. Further and fundamental, the capital of a democracy, Washington embodies the ideals and principles upon which the Nation was founded. Nowhere is this more clearly represented that in the maps and plans of the city, now so meticulously compiled in this marvelous book." --Hon. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, former U.S. Senator from New York
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