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The Gateway Arch: Fact & Symbol
by W. Arthur Mehrhoff
University of Wisconsin Press, 1992
Cloth: 978-0-87972-567-9 | Paper: 978-0-87972-568-6
Library of Congress Classification F474.S265G374 1992
Dewey Decimal Classification 977.866

Like the nation that it symbolizes, the bold arch of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial poses enormous contradictions. It is a simple, classical architectural form constructed with the most sophisticated modern engineering. It is a national historic site created by demolishing nearly forty blocks of historic riverfront buildings. It is the perfect place to examine critical, historic tensions in American culture.

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