Item description for Embassy Residences in Washington, D.C. by Benjamin Villegas...
Diplomacy demands a certain style: no capital can compete with Washington, D.C. for the sheer presence, the elegance, and diversity of its diplomatic headquarters. All along the boulevards representatives of world governments live and work in residences that are technically the territory of each nation. Recently, countries like Italy have chosen to build embassies and residences that project their political purpose to the passerby.
Walk through the gates of the mansions on Massachusetts Avenue and enter an array of interiors, gardens, and offices that are designs for international living. The splendid images in this book, captured by Antonio Castañeda-Buraglia, take the reader into the rooms in the heart of buildings where diplomatic history lives. The forty-five homes here are the U.S. addresses for the best art, handicrafts, garden styles, interior decoration, and often, personal history, of diplomats who represent the world to America. These details taken together present a world of international design choices -each room with a very worldy purpose.
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