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Dr. Kimball and Mr. Jefferson: Rediscovering the Founding Fathers of American Architecture

Howard, Hugh

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ISBN 10: 1582344558 / ISBN 13: 9781582344553
Edité par Bloomsbury, NY, 2006
Etat : As New Couverture rigide
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Titre : Dr. Kimball and Mr. Jefferson: Rediscovering...

Éditeur : Bloomsbury, NY

Date d'édition : 2006

Reliure : Hardcover

Illustrateur : Illustrated

Etat du livre :As New

Etat de la jaquette : As New Unclipped

Signé : Signed by Author(s)

Edition : 1st Edition

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When Thomas Jefferson was born, there were few high-style buildings in America, but in a lifetime full of political accomplishments, he also became the father of America's new architecture, enabling the Neoclassical to become the de facto national style for public and private buildings. However, in a strange lapse of historical memory, Jefferson's accomplishments were almost entirely forgotten by the time Kimball arrived on the scene almost a century later.
Dr. Kimball and Mr. Jefferson is a moment-by-moment narrative of the men who created the profession of architecture in America, and Fiske Kimball is the spokesman: As the pioneering writer, scholar, and museum director who first assembled their stories, he takes us along in the surprising paper chase that eventually revealed Jefferson's architectural genius. Along the way, we also learn his story of dramatic discoveries and his founding of the twin disciplines of historic preservation and architectural history.

About the Author:

Hugh Howard's numerous books include the definitive Thomas Jefferson, Architect; his memoir House-Dreams; the essay collection The Preservationist's Progress; and an introduction to the architecture of Williamsburg, Colonial Houses. He resides in upstate New York with his wife, writer Elizabeth Lawrence, and their two teenage daughters.

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