The Architecture of Jefferson Country: Charlottesville and Albemarle County, Virginia (Hardback)
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The Architecture of Jefferson Country: Charlottesville and Albemarle County, Virginia (Hardback)

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Hardback 352 Pages / Published: 30/01/2000
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The great architectural significance of Albemarle County and Charlottesville rests on the continuing significance of Thomas Jefferson. Extensively illustrated, this volume discusses over 800 of the area's buildings, from a Sears house, to grand estates and the Albemarle County jail.

Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 9780813918853
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 1642 g
Dimensions: 279 x 216 x 29 mm


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Professor K. Edward Lay gives us not only a splendid county architectural history but a rich and detailed local context for Jefferson's Monticello and the University of Virginia, which he rightly calls 'two of the world's great examples of the building arts.'.--William Seale, author of "The President's House"


Thomas Jefferson is as significant to Charlottesville and the United States as Palladio to Vicenza and Italy. This welcome study expands and deepens our understanding of our most important American architect.--Michael Dennis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


In The Architecture of Jefferson Country Professor Lay draws upon decades of fieldwork and research to provide a detailed portrait of the architectural riches of Albemarle County and Charlottesville. The generous illustrations old and new photographs, and drawings of floor plans and architectural features demonstrate the quality and diversity of local building from the eighteenth century into the twentieth, with special emphasis on the nineteenth century. Clearly, Monticello and the University of Virginia are stars in a remarkable constellation.--Catherine Bishir, author of "North Carolina Architecture""


Professor K. Edward Lay gives us not only a splendid county architectural history but a rich and detailed local context for Jefferson's Monticello and the University of Virginia, which he rightly calls 'two of the world's great examples of the building arts.'.

--William Seale, author of The President's House

Thomas Jefferson is as significant to Charlottesville and the United States as Palladio to Vicenza and Italy. This welcome study expands and deepens our understanding of our most important American architect.

--Michael Dennis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

In The Architecture of Jefferson Country Professor Lay draws upon decades of fieldwork and research to provide a detailed portrait of the architectural riches of Albemarle County and Charlottesville. The generous illustrations--old and new photographs, and drawings of floor plans and architectural features--demonstrate the quality and diversity of local building from the eighteenth century into the twentieth, with special emphasis on the nineteenth century. Clearly, Monticello and the University of Virginia are stars in a remarkable constellation.

--Catherine Bishir, author of North Carolina Architecture

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