Tompkins, Sally Kress
A quest for grandeur. Charles Moore and the Federal Triangle. Photographs by Jack Boucher of the Historic American Buildings Survey.
Washington & London, Smithsonian Institution Press 1993.
Price: £15 [convert currency]
Large 4to. xxi+(1)+159+(1)pp, many photo text ills. Publisher’s cloth. Roderick Gradidge’s copy.
A well-illustrated in-depth account of the efforts of Charles Moore (1855-1942), Chairman of the US National Commission of Fine Arts from 1915 to 1937, to provide a fitting home for major government departments in Washington, D.C. It also records the design and construction of the resultant Federal Triangle by the architects Adolph A. Weinman, Louis A. Simon and others.