Год издания: 2006
Издатель: Rizzoli International Publications
Количество страниц: 176
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Standing among the most important cities of the world, and a planned city from its inception, Washington, District of Columbia, is abundantly documented. In Washington in Maps, Iris Miller delves into this historic iocumentation, into sometimes rare and often buried maps and letters and charts, and reveals to us a brilliant portrait of this ever-evolving capital of a nation. Washington in Maps features, in full color, over 100 glorious maps, dating from the seventeenth century to the present, featuring the most splendid antique maps of Washington - to the extraordinary, otherworldly satellite imagery of today. Included are maps by Thomas Jefferson and Pierre Charles L'Enfant, the man upon whose design modern Washington now stands; a map by Captain John Smith from 1608; and maps by the Senate Park (McMillan) Commission, among many others. Maps detail both the current reality of a place and, as well, offer imaginative renderings of future possibility, in the process often...