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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Stein, Susan, 1949-
Worlds of Thomas Jefferson at Monticello.
New York : H.N. Abrams, in association with the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation, 1993
|Named Person:||Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Susan Stein; Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation, Inc.
|Notes:||Thomas Jefferson Foundation notes:
Published to accompany the exhibition, The worlds of Thomas Jefferson at Monticello, April 13-December 31, 1993, organized by the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation.
One Copy Gift From: George Green Shackelford, 2002.
One Copy Gift From: Charles Suddarth Kelly, 2005.
Thomas Jefferson : a comprehensive, annotated bibliography (by Frank Shuffelton)
A catalogue of the items originally in TJ's possession and now exhibited at Monticello during the 250th anniversary of his birth. -- Frank Shuffelton
To celebrate the 250th anniversary of Jefferson's birth, Susan Stein, curator at Monticello, organized an exhibit of the personal belongings of the owner. Nearly 300 objects, such as prints and drawings, furniture, decorative items, musical instruments, and personal objects, were assembled and displayed within Monticello as if the Jefferson family was in residence. The provenance of each item is extremely useful in tracing the history of Jefferson's belongings after the 1827 sale. This work, when coupled with the Eye of Thomas Jefferson, interprets Jefferson as both a collector and consumer and draws together the private, public, and political spheres of the 3rd President. -- Marilyn K. Parr (Library of Conress, A Selected List of References)
Director's foreword / by Daniel P. Jordan -- The worlds of Thomas Jefferson at Monticello / by Susan R. Stein -- Catalogue: -- Paintings -- Drawings -- Engravings -- Physiognotrace portraits -- Silhouettes -- Sculpture -- Medals and medallions -- Furniture -- Silver -- Ceramics and glass -- Scientific instruments -- Writing and drawing instruments -- Clocks -- Maps -- Natural history specimens -- Native American artifacts -- Lighting -- Musical instruments and amusements -- Personal objects.
Shuffelton Bibliography : Suppl. (1991- ), No. 843
|Credits:||Editor: Mark Greenberg.|
|Description:||472 p. : ill. (some color) ; 29 cm.|
|Responsibility:||Susan R. Stein.|
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Thomas Jefferson was one of the most remarkable men ever to have crossed America's political stage. The Worlds of Thomas Jefferson at Monticello reveals more than 150 of the objects Jefferson acquired, reflecting not only Jefferson the statesman but also Jefferson the architect, amateur scientist, connoisseur, and historian. The articles range from invaluable historical treasures such as the lap desk on which the Declaration of Independence was composed and Gilbert Stuart's portraits of Jefferson to the Mandan buffalo robe that was part of his collection of Native American artifacts and the silk damask-upholstered chairs he purchased in Paris. In all, it is a collection that mirrors both the mind of America's greatest statesman and the tastes and styles of a time in history when the American people secured their own independence and offered the world an example of a free people in a democratic state. -- from Amazon.com.
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