A New View from the Castle: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, National Museum of African Art, S. Dillon Ripley Center, Enid A. Haupt Garden

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Summary

Volume traces design of Quadrangle building to house Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, National Museum of African Art, and S. Dillon Ripley Center. Park describes in the preface that in observing the architect, Jean Paul Carlhian of Shepley, Bulfinch, Richardson and Abbott, and the work in progress, he became "friend and confidante as well as reporter." His exuberant, positive story-telling of the evolution of the Quadrangle is a result of exposure to the infectious magnetism of the architect -- with, Park explains, the book "deviating from third person description to first person narrative, from cool appraisal to warm involvement."

Subject

  • Carlhian, Jean-Paul
  • Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)
  • Arts and Industries Building
  • Freer Gallery of Art
  • National Museum of African Art (U.S.)
  • S. Dillon Ripley International Center
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • South Yard
  • Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbot

Category

Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

Notes

With an introduction by Secretary Robert McCormick Adams

Contained within

(Book)

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1987

Topic

  • Architecture
  • Horticulture
  • Grounds
  • Smithsonian Institution Quadrangle Complex
  • Buildings
  • Facilities

Place

  • Enid A. Haupt Garden (Washington, D.C.)
  • Washington (D.C.)

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