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Mr. Jefferson's university

Autore: Garry Wills
Editore: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, ©2002.
Serie: National Geographic directions.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : Biography : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: History
Informazioni aggiuntive sul formato: 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
Persona incaricata: Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson
Tipo materiale: Biography
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Garry Wills
ISBN: 0792265319 9780792265313
Numero OCLC: 50645802
Descrizione: xv, 162 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Titolo della serie: National Geographic directions.
Responsabilità: Garry Wills.
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Abstract:

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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