Portal to the Corps: Chronicling the National Museum of the Marine Corps

Images Publishing

Jessica del Pilar

  • The National Museum of the Marine Corps was born of an act of Congress, which in the late 1980s appropriated seed money for each branch of the U.S. military to building a national museum.

    Several years later with additional funds in place, the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation and Naval Facilities held a national design competition to select the museum's architects.

    Fentress Architects emerged as the winner with a design inspired by the heroic flag-raising atop Mount Suriachi on Iwo Jima. This event not only marked the turning point in World War II, but has also become the most recognized and enduring symbol of the Marine Corps.

    This compelling monograph is a Compilations of essays by those who laboured to bring the National Museum of the Marine Corps from inception to completion.

    Writers include Colonel Joseph Alexander, General Ron Christmas, General Gerald McKay, Colonel Joseph Long and architect Curtis Worth Fentress.

  • ISBN: 9781864702095

    Dimensions: 300mm x 223mm

    Page Count: 192

    Publication Date: Nov 2007

    Colour: Full Colour

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