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The buildings of the Smithsonian Institution not only contain impressive collections; they are themselves icons of great cultural significance, many of them part of the historic National Mall. The Smithsonian's unique buildings illustrate the changing styles and sensibilities of America as an evolving nation. Representing the work of major architects, each building evokes a specific time in history: the mid-19th-century turreted Castle, the sky-reflecting mid-century modern Air and Space Museum, and the golden, undulating, 21st-century American Indian Museum.

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ISBN:
9781588342614
Author:
Ewing, Heather
Publisher:
Smithsonian Books (DC)
Author:
Ballard, Amy
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Buildings
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
Public, Commercial, or Industrial Buildings
Subject:
Buildings - Public, Commercial & Industrial
Subject:
Research institutes -- United States.
Subject:
Architecture -- United States.
Subject:
History
Subject:
Architecture -- History.
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20090331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200 BandW PHOTOS
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
9.36x6.64x.69 in. 1.09 lbs.

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