To Make Beautiful the Capitol

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Detailed history of renowned Italian-born artist Constantino Brumidi's masterful work "making beautiful" the walls and ceilings of the United States Capitol over a span of 25 years starting in 1854. Every page delights with gorgeous, full-color photographs and images of Brumidi's art, from photographs of the frescoes and decoration, to sketches, paintings and images of the artist, particularly the Brumidi Corridors and his "monumental fresco" in the Capitol Rotunda, The Apotheosis of Washington. The inspirations that the artist received for various elements are included throughout, along with commentary on his relationship with engineer Montgomery C. Meigs. There is also information regarding conservation efforts to preserve his work accurately for posterity. Published by the Senate Curator. Paperback, 2014, 137 pp.

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