Preface Introduction: The Giant Rises Chapter 1. The World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893 Chapter 2. City Planning: The City Beautiful Movement and the Resurgence of Classical Architecture Chapter 3. A Palazzo of Knowledge: The Boston Public Library Chapter 4. The Library of Congress: Democracy's Palace Chapter 5. Civic Grandeur, Civic Religion, Architecture, and Allegory: "We have learned to live with magnificence" Chapter 6. Westward the Course of Governance Takes Its Way: Mighty Domes Arise in the Midwest Chapter 7. The Great American Train Station: Roman Doric Homes for the Iron Horse Chapter 8. Libraries Across the Land: The Halls of Carnegie Chapter 9. Palaces of Art: The Met and the Mogul Chapter 10. The Gentleman's Club: A Home Away from Home; or, a Palazzo Away from the Palazzo Conclusion: The Last, but Magnificent, Hurrahs Endnotes Bibliography Acknowledgments Index
Wayne Craven is The Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Professor of Art History, Emeritus, at the University of Delaware.