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Prodigy houses of Virginia : architecture and the native elite

Author: Barbara Burlison Mooney
Publisher: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Burlison Mooney
ISBN: 9780813926735 0813926734
OCLC Number: 138340482
Description: ix, 366 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction : "An art which shews so much" --
Defining the prodigy house : architectural aesthetics and the colonial dialect --
"Blind stupid fortune" : profiling the architectural patron --
"Reason reascends her throne" : the impact of dowry --
"Each rascal will be a director" : architectural patrons and the building process --
Learning to become "good mechanics in building" --
Epistemologies of female space : early Tidewater mansions --
Political power and the limits of genteel architecture.
Responsibility: Barbara Burlison Mooney.
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"Mooney's study offers a valuable and new insight into some of Virginia's and also Colonial America's most visible remains, the great houses of Virginia. It is a book that will revolutionize the Read more...

 
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