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Thomas Jefferson: Landscape Designer

Thomas Jefferson believed that landscape design should be considered one of the fine arts along with painting, sculpture, music, architecture, and poetry. Jefferson fully immersed himself in the literature, principles, and people associated with the most fashionable gardens of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. His canvas for experimenting and developing his own style of landscape design were his two plantations: Monticello and Poplar Forest. This class will examine Jefferson’s influences, plans for his landscapes, and the details of specific elements he designed to embellish his grounds. There will be a specific focus on new discoveries being made at Poplar Forest, Jefferson’s retreat house in Bedford County.

Instructor Bio:

Jack Gary is the director of archaeology and landscapes at Poplar Forest where he implements all phases of archaeological research and laboratory analysis. Mr. Gary received his master of arts in historical archaeology at the University of Massachusetts and his bachelor of arts in anthropology at the College of William and Mary.

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
B406 Jack Gary May 10, 17, 24, 31 Th 1:00-2:30 p.m. Meadows Presbyterian Church A

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