Fall’s the perfect time to hunker down and read deeply

Since 1965, fans of architecture and travelers alike have turned to the AIA Guide to Architecture Washington, DC. Now the eagerly anticipated 6th edition of this invaluable reference has been published and includes some 80 new entries covering dozens of recently completed buildings, along with some historic structures that may have been overlooked in the past. The guide also has updated maps, and many existing entries have been rewritten to reflect recent renovations, changes to the buildings’ contexts, or additional scholarship.

This lively and informative guide offers tourists, residents, and architecture enthusiasts insights into nearly 450 of Washington, DC’s, most noteworthy buildings and monuments. Organized into 19 discrete walking tours, plus one general tour of peripheral sites, G. Martin Moeller, Jr., the editor of ArchitectureDC, blends informed, concise descriptions with engaging commentary on each landmark, revealing surprising details of the buildings’ history and design. Every entry is accompanied by a photograph and includes the structure’s location, its architects and designers, and the corresponding dates of completion. Each entry is keyed to an easy-to-read map at the beginning of the tour.

Whether you are looking for a tour of must-see monuments or would like to discover emerging neighborhoods and their architectural gems, this book is the ultimate resource and Martin your virtual tour guide.

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