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Thomas Jefferson's Academical Village: The Creation of an Architectural Masterpiece, Richard Guy Wilson and others, University of Virginia Press, 1993; revised edition 2009, 144 pages, hardcover.


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Brief Description

Thomas Jefferson's design for the University of Virginia is widely hailed as a masterpiece. It is his greatest architectural accomplishment, the summation of his quest for intellectual freedom. The story of the University encompasses the political and architectural worlds, as Jeffeson struggled against great opposition to establish a new type of educational institution. Thomas Jefferson's Academical Village offers a comprehensive look at Jefferson's design for the University, at how it came into being, at the different perecptions of its successes and failures, and at the alterations that have taken place down through the years. The revised edition incorporates research that has been ongoing since the book first appeared in 1993, and includes a preface by Richard Guy Wilson, essays on architecture and education and the Lawn, additional architectural drawings and historic photographs, a foreword by President John T. Casteen III, and numerous color illustrations.

About the Author

Richard Guy WilsonRichard Guy Wilson holds the Commonwealth Professor's Chair in Architectural History at the University of Virginia, where he is also Chair of the Department of Architectural History. He is curator of the University of Virginia's Art Museum exhibition Thomas Jefferson's Academical Village, which ran from September 2009 to January 2010.



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Thomas Jefferson's Academical Village: The Creation of an Architectural Masterpiece (U.Va. Art Museum exhibit) 

Thomas Jefferson's Academical Village (U.Va.)

Jefferson Architecture Electronic Archive Center (JAEAC)

Table of Contents

Foreword, John T. Casteen, III

Preface, Richard Guy Wilson

Education and architecture: the evolution of the University of Virginia's Academical Village / Patricia C. Sherwood and Joseph Michael Lasala

Jefferson's lawn: perceptions, interpretations, meanings / Richard Guy Wilson

The Academical Village today - James Murray Howard

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