From its monumental core to the smallest of parks, the landscape legacy of Washington, D.C., is meant to inspire the world, promote democracy, and stand as an enduring work of art.
The What’s Out There D.C. Modernism guide is one of an ever-growing series of guides from The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF). The guides are derived from our What’s Out There database of more than 2,400 landscapes and include essays coupled with maps and overarching historical narratives.
During the twentieth century, planning for the District has attracted visionaries. Read biographies of nearly 40 landscape architects and, for some, watch original oral history videos about their process.