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dc.coverage.spatialSite: University of Virginia (Charlottesville, Virginia, United States)en_US
dc.coverage.temporal1822-1826 (creation); 1895 (destruction); 1976 (restoration)en_US
dc.creatorJefferson, Thomasen_US
dc.date1822-1826en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-07T14:04:05Z
dc.date.available2013-05-07T14:04:05Z
dc.date.issued1822-1826en_US
dc.identifier213071en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 106en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/120562
dc.descriptionNorth entrance, portico and dome (based on the Pantheon in Rome); The grounds of the new university were unique in that they surrounded a library housed in the Rotunda rather than a church, as was common at other universities in the English-speaking world. The Rotunda is seen as a lasting symbol of Jefferson's belief in the separation of church and education, as well as his lifelong dedication to both education and architecture. In 1976 during America's Bicentennial, the Rotunda was restored, at a cost of $2.4 million, to Jefferson's original design. (It had burnt down in 1895 and altered in the 1898 rebuilding). "Jefferson designed the Rotunda, basing it on the Pantheon in Rome with its proportions reduced by one half. This magnificent and domed building, with two tiers of windows behind the six-columned portico and pediment, faces the lawn, with a view of the distant mountains. Jefferson subtly emphasized the view by gradually increasing the spaces between the pavilions, thus falsifying the perspective and increasing the apparent length of the lawn. The interior of the Rotunda was designed with a ground floor for scientific experiments, the main first floor for lectures and the top floor for the library." Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.groveart.com/ (accessed 11/7/2007)en_US
dc.format.mediumbrick; wooden_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectural exteriorsen_US
dc.subjectNeoclassicalen_US
dc.subjectPalladianen_US
dc.titleRotunda (University of Virginia)en_US
dc.title.alternativeThe Rotundaen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A1-JT-UV-1-B2en_US
vra.culturalContextAmericanen_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypeuniversityen_US
vra.worktypeclassroomen_US
dc.contributor.displayThomas Jefferson (American architect, 1743-1826)en_US


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