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Thomas Jefferson's Architecture: New Perspectives Symposium


Sponsored by the Center for Palladian Studies in America, the University President’s Office, the Dean of the School of Architecture and the Department of Architectural History

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THOMAS JEFFERSON SYMPOSIUM

“NEW DISCOVERIES OF THOMAS JEFFERSON’S ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN”

SYMPOSIUM

CAMPBELL HALL 153

03.16.18 - 03.17.18

 

School of Architecture, University of Virginia, Department of Architectural History. In celebration of the University of Virginia’s Bicentennial and the 60th anniversary of the Bachelor of Architectural History program.

This symposium will be held in conjunction with the exhibition on view at The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia titled “From the Grounds Up: Thomas Jefferson’s Architecture and Design.”

The Symposium is supported by the University of Virginia Bicentennial, with funding provided by the Alumni Board of Trustees, the Center for Palladian Studies in America, the Fralin Museum of Art and the School of Architecture at UVA.

Location: Campbell Hall, School of Architecture, Room 153.
Books for purchase will be on display in the lobby.

Registration is required.
The Registration Fee of $10 is accepted through the online Registration and Payment Form.
Payment Method is by credit/debit card only; Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express are accepted. Cash and Check will be accepted the day of.

REGISTER HERE

Format:  Talks will be about 35 minutes in length, followed by 10 minutes for questions and discussion.

Schedule

Friday, March 16

8:30am                     
Registration and coffee, outside of Room 153

Session 1

9:00am                   
Introduction and welcome by Richard Guy Wilson, Chair, Department of Architectural History

9:15am                   
Niya Bates, Historian, Monticello, “Those Who Labor”: Enslaved Craftsmen and the Making of Monticello”

10:00am                  
Linda Binsted (Architect, graduate student Architectural History) “Brick Palladian Architecture: Jefferson’s Transformation of Stone to Clay”

10:45am                 
Brief break—coffee available

11:15am                 
Susan Stein, Senior Curator & VP for Museum Programs Monticello, “Thomas Jefferson: Fashioning America”

Lunch

12:00-1:15pm          
Lunch on your own. The Fine Arts Café is located in Campbell Hall.  Other eateries are located at the University’s Newcomb Hall and the Garden Room in Hotel E. There are also nearby restaurants on University Avenue.  A list of restaurants and maps will be made available.

 

Session 2

William Sherman, Chair, Department of Architecture, Associate V.P. for Research in Design, Arts and Humanities

1:30pm                   
Howard Burns, Director International Palladio Study Center, Vicenza, "Memory, books and cutting and pasting the "Bible" in Jefferson's design process."

2:15pm                    
Ann Lucas, Historian, Monticello “Jefferson and the Architecture of “old French Books”

3:00pm                      
Brief break

3:30pm                   
Will Rieley, Landscape Architect and Historian, “A Regular Irregularity:  A Fresh Look at Jefferson’s Landscape Designs”

4:15-5:00pm            
James Thompson, Historian, “The Influence of Freemasonry on Jefferson and on Neoclassical Architecture”

5:30-7pm                
Reception and exhibit viewing at The Fralin Museum of Art.