The United States Capitol is an unparalleled volume of architectural photography revealing the majestic interiorspublic and privateand breathtaking exterior of this landmark building. Photographer Fred J. Maroon, in collaboration with the United States Capitol Preservation Commission, was granted unique access to the United States Capitol building, including areas in which photography is customarily prohibited. His photographs, all full color, show the building in its many moods. With an introduction by Daniel J. Boorstin, former Librarian of Congress, and a lively, authoritative text by Suzy Maroon, The United States Capitol is the most comprehensive, entertaining, and visually beautiful book on the subject.
Photographs and text combine to provide a complete tour of the art and architecture of the Capitol, including the Rotunda, corridors, committee rooms, private offices, sculpture, painting, porticos, congressional chambers, and other working areas of the building. Exterior photographs show it by day and night, and in all seasons. Archival images document the building's 100-year-long architectural transformation.
Throughout the book, the intriguing personalities of the architects, builders, and politicians who shaped the Capitol shine through. Suzy Maroon's spirited prose and Fred J. Maroon's astonishingly beautiful photographs are sure to delight government, architecture, and history buffs alike.