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The architectural ideology of Thomas Jefferson

Author: Ralph G Giordano
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina and London : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This volume reveals how Jefferson's politics and architecture coexisted and explains how he marked his political maturation through corresponding architectural monuments that reflected his ideals. Consequently, Jefferson provided America with a combined architectural and political ideology with the intention of safeguarding the future of liberty and democracy in America"--Provided by publisher.
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Named Person: Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ralph G Giordano
ISBN: 9780786470174 0786470178
OCLC Number: 770876264
Description: vii, 255 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: A history of Thomas Jefferson's America --
From colonial settlements to a new nation conceived in liberty --
A student of architecture emerges --
The gentleman architect builds a Palladian villa --
A revolutionary architect in pursuit of happiness --
The Declaration of Independence reordered as a Corinthian column --
The Paris education of a professional architect --
A classical revivalist emerges from unrequited love --
The Virginia temple on a hill --
A visual expression of state government --
The new federal city at Washington --
The visual expression of liberty and democracy --
Monticello and Poplar Forest, architecture of geometry --
The secluded studies of spatial relationships An academical village in Virginia --
The blueprint for the American higher education system --
A busy architect still survives --
The Jeffersonian architectural legacy.
Responsibility: Ralph G. Giordano.
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"This volume reveals how Jefferson's politics and architecture coexisted and explains how he marked his political maturation through corresponding architectural monuments that reflected his ideals. Consequently, Jefferson provided America with a combined architectural and political ideology with the intention of safeguarding the future of liberty and democracy in America"--Provided by publisher.

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An intresting read for the novice or professional

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