New From JHU Press
The National Mall: Rethinking Washington's Monumental
By Nathan Glazer and Cynthia R. Fields, editors. Foreward
by James F. Cooper
The National Mall in Washington, D.C., has held an
important place in the American psyche since
the early 19th century. But as the nation ages and the
population diversifies, demands for additional
structures and uses have sparked debates over the Mall's
future and the necessity of preserving its
legacy and the vision of its designers.
The National Mall addresses these issues with a
compelling collection of essays by leading
design professionals, historians and social scientists. It
assesses how architectural, societal and
political changes have altered the parklike space between
the Capitol and the Lincoln Memorial, and
explores the influence that disparate interest groups and
creeping corporatism have already had — and
are likely to exert — on America's public square.
(July, $35 hardcover)
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