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ISBN-10: 1568981686

ISBN-13: 9781568981680

Edition: 1999

Authors: Richard G. Wilson, Sarah Butler

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Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United States, felt that the founding and design of the University of Virginia in 1819 was his most lasting achievement. Jefferson's Academical Village centers on the Rotunda, the Lawn, and ten neoclassical Pavilions. Today, spanning 1,065 acres and the 80 buildings described in this guide, the campus features major architectural works by McKim, Mead & White, Michael Graves, Robert A. M. Stern, Hugh Stubbins, Hartman-Cox, and Tod Williams and Billie Tsien. Award-winning historian Richard Guy Wilson and Sara A. Butler take the reader on an enjoyable tour of the University's heritage and recent works, from Jefferson's highly ordered nineteenth-century village to the suburban postmodern campus of the late twentieth century. This beautifully photographed guide reveals the stories behind over 80 buildings, historic gardens, art galleries, theaters, and works of sculpture on the University of Virginia campus. Exquisitely painted three-dimensional maps locate featured buildings on the campus and six sub-districts-The Lawn, Central Grounds, West Grounds, Health Sciences Center, Rugby Road and Carr's Hill, North Grounds, and Observatory Hill. Finally, archival photographs and drawings recapture fragments of "lost" buildings and recall notable historic moments.
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Book details

List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Publication date: 3/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 168
Size: 6.50" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Richard Guy Wilson is chair and Commonwealth Professor of Architectural History at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.

How to use this book
Introduction to the University of Virginia
The Lawn
Central Grounds
West Grounds
Health Sciences Center
Rugby Road and Carr's Hill
North Grounds
Observatory Hill
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