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|Named Person:||Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson|
|Material Type:||Biography, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
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|Notes:||Floor plan on lining papers.
Thomas Jefferson Foundation notes:
Floor plan on endpapers.
One Copy Gift From: George Green Shackelford, 2002.
One Copy Gift From: Groke Mickey, 2004.
Thomas Jefferson : a comprehensive, annotated bibliography (by Frank Shuffelton)
Arguing that TJ's house mirrored himself, claims that "Monticello is the man, and the house is a living testimony to the truth, 'I am what I build.'" This leads to an excellent account of TJ's life at Monticello and forcibly reminds us of the degree to which Monticello was always a house in process. TJ did not complete the distinctive porticoes until 1823, by which time sections finished years earlier were already beginning to fall into serious disrepair. The image of a white, shining house we behold today is a myth. The attempt to read TJ's life out of his house does seem, however, to open itself up to some questionable psychologizing; it is difficult, for example, to see why TJ's cramped staircases are necessarily "deeply symbolic of its owner's difficulties with free access and disclosure." -- Frank Shuffelton
The author believes that "Those who construct their own shelter replicate themselves, at their deepest and most significant level, in their houses." -- Marilyn K. Parr (Library of Congress, A selected list of references)
ch. 1. "A very long time maturing his projects" -- ch. 2. All warm in the bosom of the house -- ch. 3. "Today my workmen assemble" -- ch. 4. To possess living souls -- ch. 5. "Moved to Monticello" -- ch. 6. The mistress of Monticello -- ch. 7. "The sublimated philosopher" in Paris -- ch. 8. "A shelter to unite under : O welcome hour whenever!" -- ch. 9. A single example of chaste architecture -- ch. 10. The guardian spirit of the place -- Afterword -- A Jefferson chronology.
Shuffelton Bibliography : Vol. 2 (1981-1990), No. 466
|Description:||viii, 481 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||"A very long time maturing his projects" --
All warm in the bosom of the house --
"Today my workmen assemble" --
To possess living souls --
"Moved to Monticello" --
The mistress of Monticello --
"The sublimated philosopher" in Paris --
"A shelter to unite under: O welcome hour whenever!" --
A single example of chaste architecture --
The guardian spirit of the place --
A Jefferson chronology --
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A biography focusing on the domestic life of Thomas Jefferson and the building of his home Monticello.
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- Jefferson, Thomas, -- 1743-1826 -- Contributions in architecture.
- Jefferson, Thomas, -- 1743-1826 -- Family.
- Presidents -- United States -- Biography.
- Monticello (Va.)
- Jefferson, Thomas, -- 1743-1826.
- Jefferson, Thomas, -- 1743-1826 -- Et l'architecture.
- Jefferson, Thomas, -- 1743-1826 -- Famille.
- Présidents -- États-Unis -- Biographies.
- Monticello (Virg.)
- Jefferson, Thomas.
- United States.