The Smithsonian: The Making of a Melange

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In this article, "The Smithsonian: The Making of a Melange," Dean argues that the Smithsonian or "nation's attic" had been allowed to spread all over the National Mall without benefit of a master architectural plan.


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Dean is Senior Editor of AIA Journal

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AIA Journal (Journal)

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,




  • Design
  • Museum buildings
  • Conservation and restoration
  • Architecture
  • Museum architecture
  • Development of
  • Architecture--Conservation and restoration
  • Architecture--Design and plans


  • Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
  • National Mall
  • Washington (D.C.)

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Number of pages: 07; Page numbers: 42-48

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