Sunday, November 23, 2014

It's in the Details

The design space that I want to talk about today is the Library of Congress. It is a very majestic, beautiful building showing off what America could do as a fledgling nation.  It was built in 1897 in the Beaux Art (Renaissance) style that was very popular in the late 1800’s.  This style of architecture is very ornate with elaborate carvings gracing the pillars, staircases, and ceilings.  Every carving depicts a type of work or field of study that a civilized country eventually develops.  These include music, art, literature, medicine, history, and law, to name a few. 

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