Book Review: Wpa Buildings: Art of the New Deal by Joseph Maresca


Wpa Buildings: Architecture and Art of the New Deal by Joseph Maresca

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Schiffer; 1 edition (February 15, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764352113
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764352119


My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

My Review:


With the pictures, the descriptions and the history, this book was a fountain of information. I was very impressed with the forward thinking planning and execution of these buildings. Not all were massive and decorative, some were small yet they appreciated the space considerations and made the buildings work not just at the beginning of the twentieth century. but just as effective today. These buildings have stood the test of time.

I was so pleased to receive this book from the publishers and Netgalley so that I could provide a review. As a person that appreciates the design of old buildings, this book spoke to my heart.

It allowed me to admire buildings from all over the country from the comfort of my own home.  Buildings that represent the opportunity and the solidness of America.

I loved reading about and seeing the design and the early twentieth-century Government glamor of the buildings. These art deco buildings were built with the modern design of the time and included art and sculpture as the standard.

It was a lovely trip back through to the time of the new deal and the opportunities this gave to unemployed craftsmen. This is a book that would make the perfect coffee table book. It would certainly inspire after dinner conversation.

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This beautifully presented book of history, artwork and design is available in hardback at the booksellers links below.

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