Washington, D.C. A Photographic Tour by Carol M. Highsmith & Ted Lamphair lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Crescent, 1997, Hardback in dust wrapper.
A Later Printing. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Maps to the endpapers and blanks;
From the cover: Carved out, at the close of the eighteenth century, of some of the thickest woods and foulest swamps north of Georgia, the glorious city of Washington, D. C. , is among Americas most stately, most beautiful, and most impressive. Indeed, once maligned by Charles Dickens as simply spacious avenues that begin in nothing and lead nowhere; streets a mile long that only want houses, roads, and inhabitants; public buildings that need but a public to be complete, Washington, D. C. , today is a powerful symbol not only of our nation but of democracy.
Spanning the Potomac in majestic fashion, the city fans out gracefully, offering a multitude of pleasures to the more than twenty million tourists who visit annually. From official Washington (the imposing Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials, the White House, the Capitol, the soaring obelisk of the Washington Monument) to its lush public parks and gardens; from Union Station to Fords Theatre; the Willard Hotel to the Library of Congress to the fabled Belgian Embassy; the charm of its celebrated Cherry Blossom Festival to the sombre beauty of the Vietnam Wall; from the delightful Easter-egg roll to the profoundly moving Holocaust Museum Washington, D. C. , A Photographic Tour, a marvellously evocative portrait in words and pictures, captures this historic city memorably. The perfect souvenir for anyone who has ever visited Washington, and an enticing gift for anyone who even dreams of strolling down Pennsylvania Avenue, Americas Main Street, Washington D. C. , A Photographic Tour manages to convey all the grandeur of the nations capital while reminding us that this splendour belongs, of course, to all who prize democracy.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Top edge of the dust wrapper slightly ruffled otherwise a very well presented copy.
Pictorial boards. 128 pages. 12¼” x 9¼”.
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