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By Jeffrey F. Meyer

Washington, D.C., is a urban of robust symbols—from the dominance of the Capitol dome and Washington Monument to the authority of the Smithsonian. This publication takes us on a desirable and informative travel of the nation's capital as Jeffrey F. Meyer unravels the advanced symbolism of the town and explores its that means for our nationwide recognition. Meyer reveals that mythic and non secular topics pervade the capital—in its unique making plans, in its enormous structure, and within the ritualized occasions that experience taken position over the two hundred years the town has been the repository for the symbolism of the nation.

As Meyer excursions the city's recognized axial structure, he discusses many old figures and occasions, compares Washington to different nice towns of the realm resembling Beijing and Berlin, and discusses the that means and historical past of its structure and lots of artistic endeavors. Treating Washington, D.C., as a posh non secular middle, Meyer unearths that town features as a unifying point in American recognition. This booklet will swap the best way we glance at Washington, D.C., and supply a provocative new examine the that means of faith in the United States this day. it's going to even be a invaluable better half for these touring to this urban that was once predicted from its inception because the middle of the world.

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