Thomas Jefferson's University of Virginia: Restoration of the Academical Village

Howard, James Murray (1987) Thomas Jefferson's University of Virginia: Restoration of the Academical Village. In: Old cultures in new worlds. 8th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium. Programme report - Compte rendu. US/ICOMOS, Washington, pp. 64-71. [Book Section]

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Between 1817 and 1826 the central precinct of the University of Virginia was built by Thomas Jefferson, a "gentleman architect" who had already served his country as ambassador to France and President. He called it the Academical Village, emphasizing that all activities of daily life and academia should be served by an arrangement of man-made structures integrated with the landscape. The buildings also served as textbooks of classical detailing and embodiments of neoclassical ideals. Here Jefferson stated his admiration for a cultivated European heritage as the foundation for cultural developments in the New World. It remains unique in the Americas.

Item Type: Book Section
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Howard, James MurrayUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: universities; university campus; historic monuments; restoration; Thomas Jefferson
Subjects: E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 03. Monuments
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 04. Groups of buildings
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Academical Village, University of Virginia, USA
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 1987, 8th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2011 11:13
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2011 11:13
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/682

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