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Copyright: 2009 Trim: 11 x 11 Pages: 126 pp. Illustrations: 112 photographs Color Illustrations: 90 photographs
With Anxious Care
The Restoration of the Utah State Capitol
Judith E. McConkie
In The Seven Lamps of Architecture, the famed Victorian art critic John Ruskin declared, "Watch an old building with anxious care, guard it as best you may." Through a combination of riveting photos and descriptive history, Utah State Capitol curator Judith McConkie captures the anxious care that restored and preserved the Capitol building.
The book begins with a personal introduction by the preservation projects executive architect, David H. Hart, who guided the project for nearly a decade. The book features wonderful historic photographs of the Capitol's early 20th century beginnings, and stunning pictures by graphic design artist Michael Dunn of the recent preservation and restoration. The history, art, and architecture of the building are eloquently presented to appeal to scholars, preservation enthusiasts, and Utah residents.
Judith E. McConkie is curator of the Utah State Capitol Building.
Table of Contents:
Introduction: David H. Hart
1. The Capitol Preservation Project
2. Kletting's Capitol
3. Architectural Preservation and Innovation
4. The Capitol Art Collection
5. With Anxious Care
Contributors, Notes and Sources