Robert Mills: Architect of The Washington Monument 1781-1855. Architectural Monograph, H. M. Pierce.

Robert Mills: Architect of The Washington Monument 1781-1855.

New York: Columbia University Press, 1935. First edition. Cloth over Boards. Small quarto, pp. xx, 233, indexed, illustrated with b/w photographs. Near Fine in Very Good Dust Jacket. Item #21218

This is the story of an architect who has been completely forgotten while his countrymen continually praised his noblest structure. The architect is Robert Mills; his masterpiece is the Washington Monument. Mills' fame, however, rests on more than one memorial shaft. Born in 1781, he became our first native-born architect regularly trained for the profession. He has left the imprint of his genius in the form of churches, bridges and government and college buildings, many of which still stand. The author discovered many of Mills' papers, as well as numerous drawings from his pen which are here reproduced. Scarce in dust jacket, and the first time we are able to offer this title.

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