Throughout his life Thomas Jefferson was continually putting his house Monticello up or pushing it down as his knowledge and experience of life and architecture expanded.
The precise location of heaven on earth has never really been established, but it could very well be a villa designed to cultivate the head heart body and soul
The 18th century neoclassical movement in Europe and England admired the forms of ancient Greece and Rome. In America they became an important aspect of the architecture of freedom
In the 18th century books about what was beautiful and right inspired those founding a new Rome in America to have a vision of liberty freedom & justice for all
The study of architecture as a profession in our contemporary sense did not exist in the colonies of England when Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) went to college in 1760. Many of England’s grandest tourists were gentlemen architects. At 17 he had an uncommon capacity for applying himself and he taught himself…
16th century architect Andrea Palladio contributed to the classical language of architecture providing an emotional experience with his villas in the Veneto
Noted English architectural historian the late great Sir John Summerson (1904 – 1992) described English Palladianism, as it has become known, as ‘that balanced combination of the useful and the beautiful, or prosperity and good breeding’. What it did do was satisfy the need for a style that encompassed the…