Book Discussion on Architecture of Democracy

Allan Greenberg talked with Professor Rybczynski about his book Architecture of Democracy: The Founding Fathers' Vision for America,… read more

Allan Greenberg talked with Professor Rybczynski about his book Architecture of Democracy: The Founding Fathers' Vision for America, published by Rizzoli. They discussed the deep connection between America’s architectural tradition and political ideals. He showed slides from his book and described the ideas behind them. Topics included the U.S. Capitol Building, the absence of altars and thrones, public buildings across the U.S., and Washington’s and Jefferson’s ideals. After their conversation Mr. Greenberg responded to audience members' questions.

This was the third in a series of conversations with significant voices in American architecture presented by Rizzoli and the Institute of Classical Architecture and Classical America. The event was held in the library at the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Book Discussion on Architecture of Democracy

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New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Dec 30, 2006
Last Aired:
Mar 4, 2007

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  • Dec 30, 2006 | 11:30pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 31, 2006 | 9:44am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 04, 2007 | 6:47am EST | C-SPAN 2
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