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CAPITAL HOUSES: HISTORIC RESIDENCES OF WASHINGTON, D.C., AND ITS ENVIRONS, 1735-1965. James M. Goode. Acanthus Press, New York, 2015. 496 pp. with 407 ills. (309 col.). 32 x 24 cm. LC 2015-4243 ISBN 9780926494916 In English.
Publisher's description: Washington's history of domestic architecture offers a remarkable range of periods, styles, and types yet, unlike the city's great monuments and civic buildings, its documentation and in-depth studies have been scarce. Architectural and social historian James M. Goode and award-winning photographer Bruce White fill that void with their magnificent study of Washington's historic residences that will come as a revelation even to those who think they know the city. Capital Houses examines the history of Washington's domestic architecture over a period of nearly 250 years through an outstanding collection of 56 historic houses: 44 in the District of Columbia and 12 in its Virginia and Maryland suburbs. In ten meticulously detailed chapters, each dedicated to a specific architectural period, Goode traces their stylistic development, from the first Georgian example -- Mount Vernon (1735) in Fairfax County, Virginia -- to one of the city's best midcentury Moderns, the Kreeger House (1966) on Foxhall Road in Washington. A number of houses, including the Georgian landmark Hayes Manor, the Stickley-designed Dumblane, the Arts and Crafts-style Granger Cottage, and an Art Deco gem, the Mounsey House, are published here for the first time.
Indexing: Western — United States — Several Periods — Architecture
Plans: 73,54
Worldwide Number: 169335
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