D.C. Modernism

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D.C. Modernism

D.C. Modernism

What's out there® Cultural Landscapes Guide

National Park Service

In Partnership with the National Park Service

The What’s Out There Cultural Landscapes guides are produced as a partnership between the National Park Service and The Cultural Landscape Foundation. The series began in 2016 in acknowledgement of the 100th anniversary of the NPS’ founding.

The What’s Out There D.C. Modernism guide is one of an ever-growing series of guides from The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF). The guides are derived from our What’s Out There database of more than 2,300 landscapes and include essays coupled with maps and overarching historial narratives.

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From its monumental core to the smallest of parks, the landscape legacy of Washington, D.C., is meant to inspire the world, promote democracy, and stand as an enduring work of art.

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Read nearly 30 illustrated essays on a diverse range of modernist landscapes.

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During the twentieth century, planning for the District has attracted visionaries. Read biographies of nearly 40 landscape architects and, for some, watch original oral history videos about their process.