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Mr. Jefferson's university

Auteur : Garry Wills
Éditeur : Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, ©2002.
Collection : National Geographic directions.
Édition/format :   Livre : Biographie : AnglaisVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
Base de données :WorldCat
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In Charlottesville, Virginia, at the University of Virginia, there is today-beneath the irregular rhythms of modern student comings and goings-a severely rhythmic expression of the Enlightenment, a philosophy concretized in brick and timber. The play of one architectural element into another is meant to express the interconnectedness of all knowledge. It is Jefferson's last but not his least achievement, and one of  Lire la suite...
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Genre/forme : History
Format – détails additionnels : Online version:
Wills, Garry, 1934-
Mr. Jefferson's university.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, c2002
(OCoLC)607497653
Online version:
Wills, Garry, 1934-
Mr. Jefferson's university.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, c2002
(OCoLC)610056665
Personne nommée : Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson
Type d’ouvrage : Biographie
Format : Livre
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : Garry Wills
ISBN : 0792265319 9780792265313
Numéro OCLC : 50645802
Description : xv, 162 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Titre de collection : National Geographic directions.
Responsabilité : Garry Wills.
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In Charlottesville, Virginia, at the University of Virginia, there is today-beneath the irregular rhythms of modern student comings and goings-a severely rhythmic expression of the Enlightenment, a philosophy concretized in brick and timber. The play of one architectural element into another is meant to express the interconnectedness of all knowledge. It is Jefferson's last but not his least achievement, and one of the three things that he put on his own tombstone to be remembered by. In important ways, this architectural complex is a better expression of Jefferson's mind than is his home on the hill overlooking the campus. Chance had a great deal to do with the way Monticello grew up over the years. But everything in the university's structure was planned, to the last detail-a meticulous ordering that is both romantic and quixotic. It is a place of study that itself repays study, and makes on lost world of the 18th century only half lost after all.

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