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L' Enfant's Legacy

Public Open Spaces in Washington, D. C.

L' Enfant's Legacy( )
Author: Bednar, Michael J
Series title:Creating the North American Landscape Ser.
ISBN:978-0-8018-8318-7
Publication Date:Mar 2006
Publisher:Johns Hopkins University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $166.00
Book Description:

Many American democratic ideals are embodied in the public spaces of its cities, especially in Washington, D.C. In L'Enfant's Legacy architect and scholar Michael Bednar explores the public spaces of the nation's capital, examining the context of the surrounding architecture and the roles of the spaces in the changing functional life of the city.

Bednar examines the ways in which L'Enfant's innovative plan of 1791, along with later developments, symbolizes and...
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