Recalling the many accomplishments of his long public life, the polymath Thomas Jefferson instructed that his gravestone be inscribed with what he considered the three most important: “Author of the Declaration of American Independence of the Statute of Virginia Religious Freedom and Father of the University of Virginia.” To mark the bicentennial of the last of those achievements—the founding of the university on the edge of the courthouse town that stood in the shadow of Monticello—Jefferson scholar Richard Guy Wilson organized From the Grounds Up, an exhibition of drawings, books, letters, paintings, prints, models, tools, and architectural fragments that exemplified Jefferson's passion for architectural design and building....
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Book Review| March 01 2019
Review: From the Grounds Up: Thomas Jefferson's Architecture and Design
From the Grounds Up: Thomas Jefferson's Architecture and Design
Fralin Museum of Art, University of Virginia,
Charlottesville26 January–29 April
Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (2019) 78 (1): 127–129.
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Carl Lounsbury; Review: From the Grounds Up: Thomas Jefferson's Architecture and Design. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 1 March 2019; 78 (1): 127–129. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jsah.2019.78.1.127
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