TITLE: Capital Drawings: Architectural Designs for Washington, D.C.
SPEAKER: Ford Peatross
EVENT DATE: 10/11/2005
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 30 minutes
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"Capital Drawings: Architectural Designs for Washington, D.C., from the Library of Congress" was published by The Johns Hopkins University Press in association with the Library. Edited by C. Ford Peatross, the Library's curator of architecture, design and engineering collections in the Prints and Photographs Division, "Capital Drawings" features drawings for some of Washington's most important buildings, monuments and memorials as well as anonymous structures of everyday life and ambitious projects that were never built. These documents tell the story of the capital's planning and growth. This publication and the conservation, housing and processing of the more than 40,000 documents are the result of the Washingtoniana II project (1986-present), funded entirely through a series of grants from the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation.
Speaker Biography: C. Ford Peatross is curator of architecture, design, and engineering collections at the Library of Congress.