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The Sacred Geometry of Washington, D.C.

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In 1791, a new city took shape on the Potomac. It was planned to bring the political center of the emerging nation down from New York and Philadelphia to an unspoiled place with no prior history, a place where the opening chapter might be written on America’s blank page.

French-born Pierre Charles L’Enfant, was appointed by George Washington to be its planner and architect

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Hardcover, 200 pages
Published November 30th 2007 by Barnes & Noble (first published 2005)
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Clowd
Nov 22, 2020 rated it did not like it
I did not finish this book :/ not only was it too technical for an ordinary reader but it was taking way too long to get to the point. I got lost and wasn’t sure whether I’ve skipped the point or it’s just simply not happening.
Jeff
Oct 13, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: history, mathematics
Nicholas Mann has written an interpretation of symbolism behind Pierre Charles L'Enfant's design of Washington, D.C. The book is intriguing. Mann's argument is centered around some ancient concepts of geometry, and uses these concepts to suggest that with numerology and associated symbolism L'Enfant created a design for the city that emphasized the role of the people in the new democracy of the country and was centered on the Capitol. However, with subsequent generations and further development, ...more
Bruce
Jan 05, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: religion, us-history
According to the author there is a sacred geometry involved in all temples and religions. L'Enfant's original plan for the capitol city was based on this sacred geometry. The book is largely mathematical with some history and philosophy thrown in. L'Enfant was sacked and his plan altered to appease those holding the purse strings. The author notes there is no evidence of Masonic involvement in L'Enfant's design but there is in the design of the Washington monument. It is a rather dry essay. ...more
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