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Monticello: Furnishings
  • Author :
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1897
  • Category: Monticello (Va.)
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: Facsimile copies of newspaper articles pertaining to the original contents and furnishings of Monticello which were purchased, collected or designed by Thomas Jefferson, and in many cases returned to Monticello. Topics include various objects such as violins, canes made from Thomas Jefferson's bedsteads, storm windows, rooftop weather vane, two carriages (gigs), dining room sideboard, mahogany bookcase, mahogany and leather recliner, armchairs (including a Louis XVI style), mahogany and leather campeachy chair, two tablet-back chairs, small candlestand, two Sheffield candlesticks, a sun dial, brass thermometer, self-designed spectacles, optique, an eight-day clock, grandfather clock, automatic French doors, concave mirror, punch bowl, dining room table, three dining room chairs, writing and drafting desk, lap desk, paint box, ivory memo leaflet pads, three bed pillows, colored drawing of Monticello, paintings, fossils, silk Virginia flag, an engraved gold ring, octagonal tripod table, revolving walnut bookstand, floor length mirrors, a theodolite, an epergne, pianoforte, harpsichord, maple and pine wood guitar, mahogany music rack, dumbwaiter, swivel chair, revolving desk, Windsor bench, salt servers, kitchen scales, two Dollond telescopes, silver coffee urn, medicine chest, shaving kit, silver wine vessel, engraved glass Madeira wine decanter and glass wine bottle seal, silver goblet, decorated Chinese porcelain bowls, silver half dime, and polygraph.


Saving Monticello
  • Author : Marc Leepson
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2002-03-06
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN Code: 074322602X

Summary: When Thomas Jefferson died on the Fourth of July 1826 -- the nation's fiftieth birthday -- he was more than $100,000 in debt. Forced to sell thousands of acres of his lands and nearly all of his furniture and artwork, in 1831 his heirs bid a final goodbye to Monticello itself. The house their illustrious patriarch had lovingly designed in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, his beloved "essay in architecture," was sold to the highest bidder. Saving Monticello offers the first complete post-Jefferson history of this American icon and reveals the amazing story of how one Jewish family saved the house that became a family home to them for 89 years -- longer than it ever was to the Jeffersons. With a dramatic narrative sweep across generations, Marc Leepson vividly recounts the turbulent saga of this fabled estate. Twice the house came to the brink of ruin, and twice it was saved, by two different generations of the Levy family. United by a fierce love of country, they venerated the Founding Fathers for establishing a religiously tolerant and democratic nation where their family had thrived since the founding of the Georgia colony in 1733, largely free of the persecutions and prejudices of the Old World. Monticello's first savior was the mercurial U.S. Navy Commodore Uriah Phillips Levy, a colorful and controversial sailor, celebrated for his successful campaign to ban flogging in the Navy and excoriated for his stubborn willfulness. Prompted in 1833 by the Marquis de Lafayette's inquiry about "the most beautiful house in America," Levy discovered that Jefferson's mansion had fallen into a miserable state of decay. Acquiring the ruined estate and committing his considerable resources to its renewal, he began what became a tumultuous nine-decade relationship between his family and Jefferson's home. After passing from Levy control at the time of the commodore's death, Monticello fell once more into hard times, cattle being housed on its first floor and grain in its once elegant upper rooms. Again, remarkably, a member of the Levy family came to the rescue. Uriah's nephew, the aptly named Jefferson Monroe Levy, a three-term New York congressman and wealthy real estate and stock speculator, gained possession in 1879. After Jefferson Levy poured hundreds of thousands of dollars into its repair and upkeep, his chief reward was to face a vicious national campaign, with anti-Semitic overtones, to expropriate the house and turn it over to the government. Only after the campaign had failed, with Levy declaring that he would sell Monticello only when the White House itself was offered for sale, did Levy relinquish it to the Thomas Jefferson Foundation in 1923. Rich with memorable, larger-than-life characters, beginning with Thomas Jefferson himself, the story is cast with such figures as James Turner Barclay, a messianic visionary who owned the house from 1831 to 1834; the fiery Uriah Levy, he of the six courts-martial and teenage wife; the colorful Confederate Colonel Benjamin Franklin Ficklin, who controlled Monticello during the Civil War; and the eccentric, high-living, deal-making egoist Jefferson Monroe Levy. Pulling back the veil of history to reveal a story we thought we knew, Saving Monticello establishes this most American of houses as more truly reflective of the American experience than has ever been fully appreciated.



Jefferson's America & Napoleon's France
  • Author : Gail Feigenbaum,New Orleans Museum of Art
  • Publisher : University of Washington Press
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: Thomas Jefferson and Napoleon Bonaparte, brilliant and complicated men, are among history's most fascinating figures. In 1803, the Louisiana Purchase brought the worlds of Jefferson and Napoleon together for a transforming moment in history. This work discusses the complicated cultural politics and special relationship between France and America.



Anthropology and Egalitarianism
  • Author : Eric Gable
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-12-03
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN Code: 0253004845

Summary: Anthropology and Egalitarianism is an artful and accessible introduction to key themes in cultural anthropology. Writing in a deeply personal style and using material from his fieldwork in three dramatically different locales -- Indonesia, West Africa, and Monticello, the historic home of Thomas Jefferson -- Eric Gable shows why the ethnographic encounter is the core of the discipline's method and the basis of its unique contribution to understanding the human condition. Gable weaves together vignettes from the field and discussion of major works as he explores the development of the idea of culture through the experience of cultural contrast, anthropology's fraught relationship to racism and colonialism, and other enduring themes.



1 January 1798 to 31 January 1799
  • Author : Thomas Jefferson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1950
  • Category: Presidents
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: "The Papers of Thomas Jefferson is a projected 60-volume series containing not only the 18,000 letters written by Jefferson but also, in full or in summary, the more than 25,000 letters written to him. Including documents of historical significance as well as private notes not closely examined until their publication in the Papers, this series is an unmatched source of scholarship on the nation's third president"--Publisher's description.


Home
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Category: Architecture, Domestic
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: N.A

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Architecture in the United States
  • Author : Dell (Professor of Architectural History Upton, Professor of Architectural History University of California Berkeley),Dell Upton,Professor of Architectural History Dell Upton,Oxford University Press
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Category: Architecture
  • Pages : 335
  • ISBN Code: 9780192842176

Summary: From Native American sites in New Mexico and Arizona to the ancient earthworks of the Mississippi Valley to the most fashionable contemporary buildings of Chicago and New York, American architecture is incredibly varied. In this revolutionary interpretation, Upton examines American architecture in relation to five themes: community, nature, technology, money, and art. 109 illustrations. 40 linecuts. Map.





Wives of the Presidents
  • Author : Arden Davis Melick
  • Publisher : Hammond World Atlas Corporation
  • Release Date : 1985
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 93
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: Reproductions of official portraits and descriptive text provide insight into the personal lives of the presidents' wives and their influence on the nation




Antiques
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1951
  • Category: Antiques
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: N.A

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Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
  • Author : William L. Beiswanger,Peter J. Hatch,Lucia C. Stanton,Susan R. Stein
  • Publisher : Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Category: Architecture
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN Code: 9781882886180

Summary: 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)




Art Books
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1985
  • Category: Art
  • Pages : 571
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: Including an international directory of museum permanent collection catalogs.







Great American Houses and Their Architectural Styles
  • Author : Virginia McAlester,Arcie Lee McAlester
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Category: Architecture
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN Code: 9781558597501

Summary: The featured houses were built by many of the country's leading architects - from Alexander Jackson Davis, Richard Morris Hunt, Henry Hobson Richardson, and McKim, Mead and White to Frank Lloyd Wright, the Greene brothers, and Walter Gropius - and owned by some of its most celebrated citizens, including Thomas Jefferson, Mark Twain, Thomas Edison, Jay Gould, the Guggenheims, the Phippses, and the Vanderbilts. As a result, the book is as much a cultural history as it is an architectural study.


Travel
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1956
  • Category: Travel
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: N.A

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The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 30
  • Author : Thomas Jefferson,Barbara B. Oberg
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1950
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 808
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: Supplemented by three "temporary" indexes covering vols. 1-6, 7-12, and 13-18, compiled by Elizabeth J. Sherwood and Ida T. Hopper; published: Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1954-73. Beginning with v. 21, permanent cumulative indexes will appear after each decimal volume; vol. 21 provides an index to the first 20 vols. and replaces the earlier "temporary" indexes.


The Levy Family and Monticello, 1834-1923
  • Author : Melvin I. Urofsky
  • Publisher : University of North Carolina Press
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: Although the Levys literally saved Monticello from ruin--not once, but twice--in the nineteenth century, and actually owned the property longer than Jefferson, the family's vital contributions to preserving Thomas Jefferson's home have been largely ignored or minimized. In a story filled with drama, irony, political wrangling, and legal battles, Professor Melvin I. Urofsky corrects the misconception that a "century of ruin and neglect" marked Monticello between Jefferson's death and the creation of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation.




Jefferson's Monticello
  • Author : William Howard Adams
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1983
  • Category: Monticello (Va.)
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: 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.