As you watch the video, you can browse by subject using the course outline and timestamps below. As you progress through the units, you can use the below optional (ungraded) questions to help assess your understanding of the material. Please note that these are not the summative assessment questions to be answered at the end of the course. You will also need to complete the summative assessment in order to earn course credit.
0:00: Introduction and Jefferson's Original Sources for Design
Review: Which of the following is NOT one of the sources Jefferson referred to in designing the campus?
Incorrect. In fact, Jefferson owned multiple versions of Quattro Libri, including one with Palladio's original woodcut illustrations as well as Giacomo Leoni's 1715 edition with copperplate engravings.
Correct! In fact, the publication of Letarouilly's influential work came some years after the University of Virginia was designed.
Incorrect. Freart's work, which often contrasts ancient and modern versions of the orders, was a major reference for Jefferson in designing the campus.
7:35: Examination of Pavilions I - V
Review: Which of the following is true of Pavilion II, featuring the "Ionic of Fortuna Virilis"?
Incorrect. The frieze ornaments, crafted by William Coffee, are based on Palladio's depiction in Quattro Libri, despite their being less accurate to the original inspiration than Desgodetz's rendition.
Incorrect. While attempts were made to carve the capitals on site, local stone proved unsuitable for the necessary fine details, and the capitals were instead carved in Italy from carrara marble and imported to Charlottesville.
Correct! While other pavilions exhibit only the order, Pavilion II combines volume, scale, and detailing to recall the general appearance of the Temple of Fortuna Virilis/Portunus.
30:20: Examination of Pavilions VI - X
Review: Which of the following is true of Pavilion VI, featuring the "Ionic of the Theatre of Marcellus"?
Correct! For uncertain reasons, Jefferson specified this unusual decision.
Incorrect. In fact, the pavilion's pediment utilizing the Ionic Order of the Theatre of Marcellus is a defining feature of the design.
Incorrect. Despite Jefferson's order that "the pavilion is to have no columns," the Tuscan colonnade of the pavilion proved necessary for its sheltered passageway.
50:05: The Rotunda & Conclusions
Review: Which of the following is true of the Rotunda?
Incorrect. In fact, Jefferson's original scheme had no such structure and the idea for the Rotunda came from a critique by Latrobe.
Incorrect. Stanford White's interior scheme for the Rotunda was actually a complete departure from Jefferson's--most of the space was made into one large room.
Correct! Jefferson specified the Rotunda to have half the dimensions of the Pantheon, making it approximately 77 feet in diameter and height.