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Washington D.C.: A Photographic Tour (Photographic Tour)

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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 America's 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 souring obelisk of the Washington Monument) to its lush public parks and gardens; from Union Station to Ford's Theater; the Willard Hotel to the Library of Congress to the fabled Belgian Embassy; the charm of its celebrated Cherry Blossom Festival to the somber beauty of the Vietnam Wall; from the delightful Easter egg roll to the profoundly moving Holocaust Museum—Washington D.C., A Photographic Tour manages to convey all the grandeur of the nation's capital while reminding us that this splendor belongs, of course, to all who prize democracy.

Synopsis:

Carol M. Highsmith, a modern-day historical photographer, and Ted Landphair, a Voice of America writer and reporter, have joined forces to create a beautiful series of travel/photography books with a distinctively fresh design. With illustrated maps, black-and-white archival photos, stunning full-color photographs, and essential information highlighting each important area, the Photographic Tour series is a must for every type of traveler — from the extravagant to the budget-conscious to the armchair.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780517184608
Author:
Highsmith, Carol
Author:
Landphair, Ted
Author:
Rh Value Publishing
Publisher:
Gramercy
Location:
New York :
Subject:
United States - South - South Atlantic (General)
Subject:
Washington, d. c.
Subject:
Pictorial works
Subject:
Sale Adult - Photography
Subject:
Travel - U.S./Mid-Atlantic
Subject:
Pictorials
Subject:
Washington
Subject:
Washington (D.C.) Pictorial works.
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Travel - U.S./Mid-Atlantic
Subject:
United States - General
Edition Description:
Random House
Series:
Photographic Tour (Random House)
Series Volume:
no. 1-5.0-1
Publication Date:
20051206
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4 COLOR THROUGHOUT
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
12.30x9.38x.58 in. 1.94 lbs.

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Arts and Entertainment » Photography » General
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"Synopsis" by , Carol M. Highsmith, a modern-day historical photographer, and Ted Landphair, a Voice of America writer and reporter, have joined forces to create a beautiful series of travel/photography books with a distinctively fresh design. With illustrated maps, black-and-white archival photos, stunning full-color photographs, and essential information highlighting each important area, the Photographic Tour series is a must for every type of traveler — from the extravagant to the budget-conscious to the armchair.
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