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Dr. Kimball and Mr. Jefferson: Rediscovering the Founding Fathers of American Architecture
by Hugh Howard
When Thomas Jefferson was born, there were few high-style buildings in America, but in a lifetime full of political accomplishments, he also became the father of America's new architecture, enabling the Neoclassical to become the de facto national style for public and private buildings. However, in a strange lapse of historical memory, Jefferson's accomplishments were almo...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published October 3rd 2006 by Bloomsbury USA
(first published 2006)
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I am not a fan of Jefferson. No doubt he was a talented individual, no doubt he played a great part in founding our country and expanding our territory. However, while all heroes or great personalities have faults, I find Jefferson's duplicity in general and underhandedness, particularly during Washington's administration distasteful and at odds with my personal moral compass. I consider Jefferson to be our first modern politician; saying one thing while meaning another and constantly politickin...more