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Paris on the Potomac

The French Influence on the Architecture and Art of Washington, D. C.

Paris on the Potomac( )
Editor: Field, Cynthia R.
Gournay, Isabelle
Somma, Thomas P.
Series title:Perspective on Art and Architect Ser.
Publication Date:Feb 2013
Publisher:Ohio University Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $24.95
Book Description:

In 1910 John Merven Carrère, a Paris trained American architect, wrote, "Learning from Paris made Washington outstanding among American cities." The five essays in Paris on the Potomac explore aspects of this influence on the artistic and architectural environment of Washington, D.C., which continued long after the well known contributions of Peter Charles L'Enfant, the transplanted French military officer who designed the city's plan. Isabelle Gournay's introductory essay provides an...
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