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Join Monticello’s President, Leslie Greene Bowman, and Monticello’s Vice President for Architecture, Collections, and Facilities, Gardiner Hallock, as they discuss Monticello’s latest book, Thomas Jefferson at Monticello: Architecture, Landscape, Collections, Books, Food, Wine, which considers Jefferson’s influence on architecture in the founding era and since.
This visually stunning volume explores Monticello, both house and plantation, with texts that present a current assessment of Jefferson's cultural contributions to his noteworthy home and the fledgling country. Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), third president of the United States, designed his Virginia residence with innovations that were progressive, even unprecedented, in the new world. Six acclaimed arts and cultural luminaries pay homage to Jefferson, citing his work at Monticello as testament to his genius in art, culture, and science, from his adaptation of Palladian architecture, his sweeping vision for landscape design, his experimental gardens, and his passion for French wine and cuisine to his eclectic mix of European and American art and artifacts and the creation of the country's seminal library. Each writer considers the important role, and the painful reality, of Jefferson's enslaved workforce, which made his lifestyle and plantation possible.
Leslie Greene Bowman is President of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello. Formerly Executive Director of the Winterthur Museum, she is the author of American Arts & Crafts: Virtue in Design, and American Rococo, 1750-1775: Elegance in Ornament. She has served by presidential appointment on the Committee for the Preservation of the White House since 1993.
Gardiner Hallock is the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Vice-President for Architecture, Collections, and Facilities. Recent major projects have focused on Mulberry Row, the main house, and the North and South Wings. Formerly Director of Architectural Research at the Montpelier Foundation, Gardiner also co-founded a historic preservation consulting firm that specialized in preservation planning and historic rehabilitation tax credits.
If you are interested in purchasing this book, please visit the Rizzoli website here.
Our special thanks to Presenting Sponsor of the ICAA Book Club: Foster Reeve Architectural & Ornamental Plaster
Lead Annual Public Programs Sponsor: RINCK
Seasonal Public Programs Sponsor: Dell Mitchell Architects
Seasonal Public Programs Sponsor: Hyde Park Mouldings
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