Thomas Jefferson: Architect: The Built Legacy of Our Third President
Written by Hugh Howard, Photographed by Roger Straus III
Now available in a newly reduced trim size and at a lower price, this is the first volume to include all the existing work by Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States and father of American architecture. Along with his numerous political achievements, Thomas Jefferson was also the first great architect of the United States. Monticello, Jefferson’s own home, is showcased here, as is the University of Virginia, which he founded and conceived the architecture for, and which many consider to be the greatest campus of any American university and certainly one of this country’s greatest public spaces. This volume also includes the balance of Jefferson’s work as an architect: the Virginia State Capitol and more than a dozen private homes still standing today. Illustrated with splendid color photography, this is the first volume to combine all the extant work of Jefferson.
About The Author
Hugh Howard’s books include The Preservationist’s Progress, How Old Is This House, and the memoir House Dreams, about building a Federal Revival–style house for his family. He was the writer of A&E Networks’ series In Search of Palladio. Roger Straus III’s photographs have appeared in US 1: America’s Original Main Street, Mississippi Currents, Modernism Reborn, and Wright for Wright.
Publish Date: February 17, 2015
Category: Architecture - Individual Architects & Firms - General