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|Location||Charlottesville, Virginia map|
|Date||1768 to 1782 timeline|
|Building Type||architect's house, large house|
|Construction System||brick masonry|
|Notes||Remodeled 1796 to 1808.|
"In Monticello, his house outside Charlottesville, the Pantheon was domesticized in the great tradition of residential Pantheons, which included Chiswick and Palladio's Villa Rotonda. Sitting on a hillcrest small enough to be echoed in the swell of its central dome, Monticello had a cross-axial plan like its predecessors, but unlike them stretched itself horizontally reaching out toward the sweep of its site, while service units were buried underground. So, fixed to the land with its domed core but acknowledging with its out-stretched wings the open-ended expanse, and filled with gadgets of all kinds, Monticello was like the primordial American homeseeking stability but also freedom, respectful of European tradition but insistent on comfort and effort-saving devices, both conventional and one of a kind."
Spiro Kostof. A History of Architecture. p625.
Sources on Monticello
Werner Blaser and Monica Stucky. Drawings of Great Buildings. Boston: Birkhauser Verlag, 1983. ISBN 3-7643-1522-9. LC 83-15831. NA2706.U6D72 1983. plan and elevation drawings, p151. Available at Amazon.com
I.T. Frary. DThomas Jefferson, Architect and Builder. Richmond, Virginia: Garret and Massie, 1931. Interior photo of hall with connecting balcony, plXII, p21.
Johnson Architectural Images. Copyrighted slides in the Artifice Collection.
Spiro Kostof. DA History of Architecture. New York: Oxford University Press, 1985. ISBN 0-19-503472-4. LC 84-25375. NA200.K65 1985. p625. Available at Amazon.com
Great Buildings Model Kit : Great Buildings of the World. Julian Bicknell, Steve Chapman (Contributor). Clarkson Potter(June 1995). ISBN 0517883503. A kit book with detailed pre-cut scale models of four famous buildings: Monticello, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Taj Mahal, and the Parthenon. Available at Amazon.com
Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.
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