Thomas Jefferson at Monticello

Thomas Jefferson at Monticello
Architecture, Landscape, Collections, Books, Food, Wine

by Leslie Greene Bowman,Charlotte Moss

  • Publisher : Rizzoli Publications
  • Release : 2021-09-28
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 0847865223
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This visually stunning volume explores Monticello, both house and plantation, with texts that present a current assessment of Jefferson’s cultural contributions to his noteworthy home and the fledgling country. Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826), third president of the United States, designed his Virginia residence with innovations that were progressive, even unprecedented, in the new world. Six acclaimed arts and cultural luminaries pay homage to Jefferson, citing his work at Monticello as testament to his genius in art, culture, and science, from his adaptation of Palladian architecture, his sweeping vision for landscape design, his experimental gardens, and his passion for French wine and cuisine to his eclectic mix of European and American art and artifacts and the creation of the country’s seminal library. Each writer considers the important role, and the painful reality, of Jefferson’s enslaved workforce, which made his lifestyle and plantation possible. This book, illustrated with superb photography by Miguel Flores-Vianna, is a necessary addition to the libraries of those who love historical architecture and landscape design, art and cultural history, and the lives of prominent Americans.

Jefferson and Monticello

Jefferson and Monticello
The Biography of a Builder

by Jack Mclaughlin

  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 1990-10-15
  • Pages : 481
  • ISBN : 9780805014631
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A look at Jefferson's private life reveals much about life in colonial and Federal America while exploring his lifelong passion for the building of Monticello

Thomas Jefferson's Monticello

Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
A Book

by William L. Beiswanger,Peter J. Hatch,Lucia C. Stanton,Susan R. Stein

  • Publisher : Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN : 9781882886180
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Enhanced by beautiful photography, this collection of essays about Thomas Jefferson's famous Virginia residence reveals the genius of Jefferson the designer and architect who crafted this spectacular home. (Fine Arts)

Jefferson at Monticello

Jefferson at Monticello
A Book

by James A Bear (Jr.),Hamilton Wilcox Pierson

  • Publisher : University of Virginia Press
  • Release : 1967
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 9780813900223
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Monticello was the primary plantation of Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States, who began designing Monticello after inheriting land from his father at age 26.

Monticello

Monticello
The Official Guide to Thomas Jefferson's World

by Charley Miller,Peter Miller

  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Release : 2016
  • Pages : 143
  • ISBN : 1426215061
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"For the first time, Monticello has an official guidebook that reflects the unique statesman and inventor Thomas Jefferson, his home, and his world. Showcasing the recent restoration of the home and plantation, it features information about the slaves of Mulberry Row, as well as the state-of-the-art visitor and education center. Each of the guide's 144 pages is designed to showcase the topics in its five chapters- Thomas Jefferson, Before Your Visit, The House, The Plantation, and the Neighborhood. Photographs, art and cutaways, and maps accompany featured stories both iconic and little-known from Monticello's curators."

Worlds of Thomas Jefferson At Monticello

Worlds of Thomas Jefferson At Monticello
A Book

by Susan R. Stein,Collectif

  • Publisher : Harry N Abrams Incorporated
  • Release : 1993-05-15
  • Pages : 472
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Thomas Jefferson was, by any reckoning, one of the most remarkable men ever to have crossed America's political stage. In 1776 he drafted the Declaration of Independence, and throughout the Revolution and in the posts he held thereafter - governor of Virginia, minister to France, secretary of state, vice president, and president - Jefferson's responsibilities were enormous and his accomplishments profound. Yet during those years he also was able to design his own house, Monticello, the magnificent Palladian mansion in central Virginia, and later to establish the University of Virginia and to plan its principal buildings. And, through all this, Jefferson made purchases for a lifetime. Needing to furnish not only Monticello but also the ministerial residence in Paris - the Hotel de Langeac - and the President's House in Washington, Jefferson bought with consummate taste and an extraordinary eye for the newest in American, English, and French styles. Fascinated by science and the growing field we now call "technology," Jefferson procured or had built devices for copying letters, telescopes for exploring the stars, and even dumbwaiters to minimize dependence on servants at mealtimes. He was keenly curious about his native land and devoted to promoting its virtues, and he acquired examples of its fossils, flora, and fauna and studied its indigenous peoples. Determined that the former colonies should both enjoy their cultural patrimony and preserve their own history, he purchased original paintings and had copied what could not be bought. He commissioned busts of his intellectual heroes, as well as of the heroes of the American struggle for independence. The Worlds of Thomas Jefferson assembles more than 150 of the objects Jefferson acquired - the first time they have been seen together since the contents of Monticello were dispersed at his death. This astonishing collection reveals the limitless range of his curiosity and the acuteness of his taste, portraying not only Jefferson the statesman but also Jefferson the architect, amateur scientist, connoisseur, farmer, and historian. The articles pictured and described range from priceless historical treasures, such as the lap desk on which the Declaration of Independence was composed, to the personal and homely, such as the wrist strap and dumbbell Jefferson was obliged to use after an injury; from precious objects of art, such as Gilbert Stuart's portraits of Jefferson, to the shards of porcelain found in excavations at Monticello; from the finely worked silver tumblers known as the "Wythe-Jefferson Cups" to the Mandan buffalo robe that was part of his collection of Native American artifacts; from the great Entrance Hall clock he designed for Monticello to the silk damask-upholstered chairs he purchased in Paris. In all, it is a collection that mirrors both the mind of America's greatest statesman and the tastes and styles of the time in history when the American people secured their own independence and offered the world an example of a free people in a democratic state. The Worlds of Thomas Jefferson is written by Susan R. Stein, curator of Monticello, who provides an introduction placing Jefferson's acquisitions within the context of his political career, family life, and intellectual pursuits. In the catalogue each object is described individually with details about its history as well as its importance to Jefferson.

Twilight at Monticello

Twilight at Monticello
The Final Years of Thomas Jefferson

by Alan Pell Crawford

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2008-11-19
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1588368386
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Twilight at Monticello is something entirely new: an unprecedented and engrossing personal look at the intimate Jefferson in his final years that will change the way readers think about this true American icon. It was during these years–from his return to Monticello in 1809 after two terms as president until his death in 1826–that Jefferson’s idealism would be most severely, and heartbreakingly, tested. Based on new research and documents culled from the Library of Congress, the Virginia Historical Society, and other special collections, including hitherto unexamined letters from family, friends, and Monticello neighbors, Alan Pell Crawford paints an authoritative and deeply moving portrait of Thomas Jefferson as private citizen–the first original depiction of the man in more than a generation.

The Road to Monticello

The Road to Monticello
The Life and Mind of Thomas Jefferson

by Kevin J. Hayes

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2012-06-01
  • Pages : 752
  • ISBN : 019971908X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Thomas Jefferson was an avid book-collector, a voracious reader, and a gifted writer--a man who prided himself on his knowledge of classical and modern languages and whose marginal annotations include quotations from Euripides, Herodotus, and Milton. And yet there has never been a literary life of our most literary president. In The Road to Monticello, Kevin J. Hayes fills this important gap by offering a lively account of Jefferson's spiritual and intellectual development, focusing on the books and ideas that exerted the most profound influence on him. Moving chronologically through Jefferson's life, Hayes reveals the full range and depth of Jefferson's literary passions, from the popular "small books" sold by traveling chapmen, such as The History of Tom Thumb, which enthralled him as a child; to his lifelong love of Aesop's Fables and Robinson Crusoe; his engagement with Horace, Ovid, Virgil and other writers of classical antiquity; and his deep affinity with the melancholy verse of Ossian, the legendary third-century Gaelic warrior-poet. Drawing on Jefferson's letters, journals, and commonplace books, Hayes offers a wealth of new scholarship on the print culture of colonial America, reveals an intimate portrait of Jefferson's activities beyond the political chamber, and reconstructs the president's investigations in such different fields of knowledge as law, history, philosophy and natural science. Most importantly, Hayes uncovers the ideas and exchanges which informed the thinking of America's first great intellectual and shows how his lifelong pursuit of knowledge culminated in the formation of a public offering, the "academic village" which became UVA, and his more private retreat at Monticello. Gracefully written and painstakingly researched, The Road to Monticello provides an invaluable look at Jefferson's intellectual and literary life, uncovering the roots of some of the most important--and influential--ideas that have informed American history.

Jefferson's Secrets

Jefferson's Secrets
Death and Desire at Monticello

by Andrew Burstein

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2006-03-21
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 0786736712
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Thomas Jefferson died on July 4, 1826, leaving behind a series of mysteries that captured the imaginations of historical investigators-an interest rekindled by the recent revelation that he fathered a child by Sally Hemmings, a woman he legally owned-yet there is still surprisingly little known about him as a man. In Jefferson's Secrets Andrew Burstein focuses on Jefferson's last days to create an emotionally powerful portrait of the uncensored private citizen who was also a giant of a man. Drawing on sources previous biographers have glossed over or missed entirely, Burstein uncovers, first and foremost, how Jefferson confronted his own mortality; and in doing so, he reveals how he viewed his sexual choices. Delving into Jefferson's soul, Burstein lays bare the president's thoughts about his own legacy, his predictions for American democracy, and his feelings regarding women and religion. The result is a moving and surprising work of history that sets a new standard, post-DNA, for the next generation's reassessment of the most evocative and provocative of this country's founders.

JEFFERSON AT MONTICELLO. THE PRIVATE LIFE OF THOMAS JEFFERSON. from entirely new Materials WITH NUMEROUS FAC-SIMILES

JEFFERSON AT MONTICELLO. THE PRIVATE LIFE OF THOMAS JEFFERSON. from entirely new Materials WITH NUMEROUS FAC-SIMILES
A Book

by REV. HAMILTON W. PIERSON, D. D.

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1862
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson
A Day at Monticello

by Elizabeth V. Chew,The Thomas Jefferson Foundation

  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release : 2014-02-04
  • Pages : 56
  • ISBN : 161312533X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this fascinating story, readers spend a day with Thomas Jefferson as he and his grandson visit the vast plantation of Monticello. Readers learn about Jefferson; the gadgets and household items that he reinterpreted and the plow he invented; the famous house; the surrounding farms with their gardens, fields, factories, and mills; the workshops of the enslaved people on Mulberry Row; and much, much more. The book is illustrated with archival as well as newly commissioned illustrations and includes a timeline, bibliography, and index. Praise for Thomas Jefferson "The illustrations include excellent photos of sites, artifacts, and documents as well as paintings that extend the text. The lightly fictionalized, engaging narrative, which includes many conversations, is bolstered by sidebars offering additional information..." --Booklist "After finishing this beautifully illustrated book, also stocked with abundant photographs of artifacts housed at Monticello, readers will be left more curious than ever about the life and accomplishments of Thomas Jefferson." --School Library Journal

Jefferson's Monticello

Jefferson's Monticello
A Book

by William Howard Adams

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1983
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This work traces Monticello's history and development from the first plans through the 40 years of building and rebuilding that continued right up to Jefferson's death in 1826. It covers such areas as Jefferson the man, Jefferson the architect/builder and furnishings.

Monticello Drawings

Monticello Drawings
The Thomas Jefferson Home, Route 53, Charlottesville, Virginia

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2014
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9781926517018
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Jefferson and Monticello

Jefferson and Monticello
A Book

by Paul Wilstach

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1931
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Jefferson at Monticello

Jefferson at Monticello
A Book

by James A. Bear (Jr.)

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Martha Jefferson Randolph, Daughter of Monticello

Martha Jefferson Randolph, Daughter of Monticello
Her Life and Times

by Cynthia A. Kierner

  • Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
  • Release : 2012-05-14
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN : 080788250X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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As the oldest and favorite daughter of Thomas Jefferson, Martha "Patsy" Jefferson Randolph (1772-1836) was extremely well educated, traveled in the circles of presidents and aristocrats, and was known on two continents for her particular grace and sincerity. Yet, as mistress of a large household, she was not spared the tedium, frustration, and great sorrow that most women of her time faced. Though Patsy's name is familiar because of her famous father, Cynthia Kierner is the first historian to place Patsy at the center of her own story, taking readers into the largely ignored private spaces of the founding era. Randolph's life story reveals the privileges and limits of celebrity and shows that women were able to venture beyond their domestic roles in surprising ways. Following her mother's death, Patsy lived in Paris with her father and later served as hostess at the President's House and at Monticello. Her marriage to Thomas Mann Randolph, a member of Congress and governor of Virginia, was often troubled. She and her eleven children lived mostly at Monticello, greeting famous guests and debating issues ranging from a woman's place to slavery, religion, and democracy. And later, after her family's financial ruin, Patsy became a fixture in Washington society during Andrew Jackson's presidency. In this extraordinary biography, Kierner offers a unique look at American history from the perspective of this intelligent, tactfully assertive woman.

"Those who Labor for My Happiness"

'Those who Labor for My Happiness'
Slavery at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello

by Lucia C. Stanton

  • Publisher : University of Virginia Press
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 369
  • ISBN : 0813932238
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Our perception of life at Monticello has changed dramatically over the past quarter century. The image of an estate presided over by a benevolent Thomas Jefferson has given way to a more complex view of Monticello as a working plantation, the success of which was made possible by the work of slaves. At the center of this transition has been the work of Lucia "Cinder" Stanton, recognized as the leading interpreter of Jefferson’s life as a planter and master and of the lives of his slaves and their descendants. This volume represents the first attempt to pull together Stanton’s most important writings on slavery at Monticello and beyond. Stanton’s pioneering work deepened our understanding of Jefferson without demonizing him. But perhaps even more important is the light her writings have shed on the lives of the slaves at Monticello. Her detailed reconstruction for modern readers of slaves’ lives vividly reveals their active roles in the creation of Monticello and a dynamic community previously unimagined. The essays collected here address a rich variety of topics, from family histories (including the Hemingses) to the temporary slave community at Jefferson’s White House to stories of former slaves’ lives after Monticello. Each piece is characterized by Stanton’s deep knowledge of her subject and by her determination to do justice to both Jefferson and his slaves. Published in association with the Thomas Jefferson Foundation.

Jefferson at Monticello

Jefferson at Monticello
The Private Life of Thomas Jefferson, from Entirely New Materials (Classic Reprint)

by Hamilton W. Pierson

  • Publisher : Forgotten Books
  • Release : 2017-04-27
  • Pages : 162
  • ISBN : 9780259466109
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Excerpt from Jefferson at Monticello: The Private Life of Thomas Jefferson, From Entirely New Materials Tms volume has been prepared from entirely new ma terials, derived from sources hitherto unexplored. It was the author's rare good fortune, some months since, to make the acquaintance of Cm. Edmund bacon, a now aged and wealthy citizen of Kentucky, who was for twenty years the chief overseer and business manager of Mr. Jefferson's estate at Monticello. He obtained from him a large mass of letters and other documents in Mr. J efferson's own handwriting, giving directions as to his farm, grounds, garden, stock of different kinds, and all the various matters connected with his farm at Monti cello. He also spent several weeks in writing out, in detail, Capt. Bacon's reminiscences of his venerated employer. This work has been prepared exclusively from the materials thus acquired. It is not therefore a rearrangement of historical facts in regard to Mr J eifer son, that were already known and accessible to the pub lic, but a presentation of those that are entirely new. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Jefferson at Monticello; the Private Life of Thomas Jefferson. from Entirely New Materials ...

Jefferson at Monticello; the Private Life of Thomas Jefferson. from Entirely New Materials ...
A Book

by Hamilton Wilcox Pierson

  • Publisher : Theclassics.Us
  • Release : 2013-09
  • Pages : 30
  • ISBN : 9781230204338
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1862 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII. Me. Jefferson's Family. MR. JEFFERSON'S CHILDREN--MARTHA MARRIED COL. TH. M. RANDOLPH--MARIA MARRIED JOHN W. EPPE3, AND DIED YOUNG MRS. RANDOLPH LIKE HER FATHER IN APPEARANCE, CHARACTER, HABITS, ETC.--MR. JEFFERSON'S INDUSTRY--REMARKABLE STATEMENT--MRS. RANDOLPH'S CHILDREN--THEIR NAMES AND FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS--MR. JEFFERSON'S DEVOTION TO THEM--ADVICE--ANECDOTE--PARTICIPATION IN THEIR SPORTS--VISITS OF SCHOOL CHILDREN TO MONTICELLO--A FIGHT--WILLIAM C. RIVES A PEACEMAKER--A FINE BOY--GOVERNOR RANDOLPH--HIS ECCENTRICITIES--HIS HORSE " DROMEDARY "--HIS ARREST BY WAGONERS--A BAD MANAGER-- SALE OF SLAVES--BILL OF SALE FOR MARIA--HIS TROUBLE TO RAISE MONEY--LETTER--SALE OF EDY--RECEIPT--HIS FAILURE--CHARLES S. BANKHEAD--HIS INTEMPERANCE--CHIVALRY--FIGKT WITH WM. F. GORDON --HIS RECEIPT FOR WINNY AND HER CHILDREN. " Mr. Jefferson had four children. Two of them died very young. The. other two, Martha and Maria, were in France with him while he was Minister. They were in school there. Martha married Col. Thomas Mann Randolph, afterwards Governor of Virginia. Maria married John "W. Eppes. He afterwards Avent to Congress. He was a very fine-looking man, and a great favorite with everybody. Mrs. Eppes died very young, and was buried at Monticello. She had one boy, Frank Eppes, a fine little fellow. He used to stay at Monti cello a good deal. " I knew Mrs. Kandolph as well as I ever knew any person out of my own family. Few such women ever lived. I never saw her equal. I was with Mr. Jefferson twenty years and saw her frequently every week. I never saw her at all out of temper. I can truly say that I never saw two such persons in this respect as she and her father. Sometimes, he would refer me to her, or she would refer me to him, a...

Jefferson at Monticello

Jefferson at Monticello
Memoirs of a Monticello Slave as Dictated to Charles Campbell by Isaac Jefferson at Monticello. the Private Life of Thomas Jefferson by Hamilton Wilcox Pierson

by Hamilton Wilcox Pierson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1967
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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