A Guide to Smithsonian Architecture

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The buildings of the Smithsonian Institution not only contain impressive collections; they are themselves icons of great cultural significance, many of them part of the historic National Mall. The Smithsonian's unique buildings, shown in A Guide to Smithsonian Architecture, illustrate the changing styles and sensibilities of America as an evolving nation. Representing the work of major architects, each building evokes a specific time in history: the mid-19th-century turreted Castle, the sky-reflecting mid-century modern Air and Space Museum, and the golden, undulating, 21st-century American Indian Museum.

Museum Story

The Smithsonian Institution is the world's largest museum complex. In presenting its national collections, the Institution creates lifelong memories for millions of visitors annually.


Paperback. 160 pages and 200 black and white photographs. 9.40" x 7.10" x 0.5".