Temple of Invention: History of a National Landmark
by Charles Robertson
This lavishly illustrated history of America's Patent Office Building illuminates the importance of a tresured national landmark. Today the building is home ot two Smithsonian museums, the National Portrait Gallery and hte Smithsonian American Art Museum. The book's rich historical detail from the 1830s to the present will be of particular interest to architectural historians and urban planners and to anyone who loves our nation's capital.