The competitions for the Nebraska State Capitol (1920) and Kansas City Liberty Memorial (1921) are interpreted as landmark architectural debates about the viability of the traditional symbols and styles of American civic architecture. The innovative competition programs that spurred these debates are shown to be part of an effort by the American Institute of Architects to reform postwar professional practice.
Two Postwar Competitions: The Nebraska State Capitol and the Kansas City Liberty Memorial
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Elizabeth G. Grossman; Two Postwar Competitions: The Nebraska State Capitol and the Kansas City Liberty Memorial. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 1 September 1986; 45 (3): 244–269. doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/990161
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