The Classical Architecture and Monuments of Washington D.C.: A History and Guide, a new book by Michael Curtis (BFA 1982), will be published by The History Press on January 15, 2018.
Classical design formed our nation’s capitol. The soaring Washington Monument, the columns of the Lincoln Memorial, and the spectacular dome of the Capitol Building speak to the founders’ comprehensive vision of our federal city. Learn about the L’Enfant and McMillian plans for Washington, D.C., and how these designs are reflected in two hundred years of monuments, museums, and representative government. View the statues of our Founding Fathers with the eye of a sculptor and gain insight into the criticism and controversies of modern additions to Washington’s monumental structure.