Boston Public Library after completion, ca. 1895

Mural techniques: introduction

American architects of the late-19th century drew inspiration from different periods of history, including the Renaissance. The Boston Public Library, built between 1888 and 1895, exemplifies the Beaux-Arts style for public building. The Library’s chief architect, Charles Follen McKim, of the firm McKim, Mead and White, modeled the building on several sources, including the 19th-century library of Sainte Geneviève in Paris.
Boston Public Library after completion, ca. 1895
Boston Public Library
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