Jefferson on Architecture

Although Thomas Jefferson never wrote a treatise on architecture there is imbeded in his various writings and letters consideable commentary upon the art. Scholarship on Jefferson's architecture has been limited by a lack of documentary material on exactly what Jefferson said about architecture. The following selection attempts to partially fill that void. It indicates what Jefferson liked and disliked in buildings, what he felt about different authors, and some of his ideas. More of Jefferson's writings can be found under different buildings. Document URL:
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