Thomas Jefferson: Architect: The Built Legacy of Our Third President

Thomas Jefferson: Architect: The Built Legacy of Our Third President

by Hugh Howard, Howard Hugh
     
 

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Fans of Jefferson, Monticello, and neo-Classical architecture will enjoy this volume. Howard (he has written on historic preservation) has written an intelligent text on Jefferson's life, education, influences, and most importantly, his many architectural projects. The text is well illustrated with many superb color photos by Roger Straus III, including details of…  See more details below

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Fans of Jefferson, Monticello, and neo-Classical architecture will enjoy this volume. Howard (he has written on historic preservation) has written an intelligent text on Jefferson's life, education, influences, and most importantly, his many architectural projects. The text is well illustrated with many superb color photos by Roger Straus III, including details of interiors when possible (there are many of Monticello). Groundplans are included for many of the buildings. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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The New York Times
… an especially illuminating blend of photography and text. —Janet Maslin
Library Journal
Howard, author of several architecture and home remodeling titles, partners with architectural photographer Straus to create a well-written book filled with 120 beautiful color photographs of buildings whose designs are attributed to Thomas Jefferson. The introduction contains a short biographical sketch of Jefferson, providing background on the architects and buildings that may have been influential to his design philosophy, but the details of Jefferson's life, including his presidency, are skeletal throughout the book. Chapters focus on the Virginia Capitol building; Jefferson's home, Monticello; Jefferson's "home away from home," Poplar Forest; the Academical Village at the University of Virginia; an interesting discussion on homes that may or may not have been designed by Jefferson; and a consideration of Jefferson's architecture as lasting legacy on American architecture. While there are current titles devoted to Monticello and the University of Virginia campus, no other in-print title is devoted to Jefferson's entire body of architecture. Recommended for public and academic libraries.-Valerie Nye, New Mexico State Lib., Santa Fe Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847825462
Publisher:
Rizzoli
Publication date:
05/28/2003
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
10.31(w) x 10.23(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Hugh Howard’s books include The Preservationist’s Progress, How Old Is This House, and the memoir House Dreams, about building a Federal Revival–style house for his family. He was the writer of A&E Networks’ series In Search of Palladio. Roger Straus III’s photographs have appeared in US 1: America’s Original Main Street, Mississippi Currents, Modernism Reborn, and Wright for Wright.

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