Event Title

Thomas Jefferson's Library and the Roots of American Architecture (Exhibition) Oct. 23 - Nov. 20

Location

Academic Commons, Oberlin College Library, Mudd Center, Room 113, 148 West College Street, Oberlin

Event Website

http://www2.oberlin.edu/library/

Start Date

10-23-2017 8:00 AM

End Date

11-20-2017 11:00 PM

Cost to Attend

Free and open to the public

Pre-registration required?

No

Contact Information (for registration)

Please register at the Circulation Desk with a photo ID.

Directions and parking

http://www2.oberlin.edu/library/visitors/directions.html

Event Type

Exhibit

Description

For Jefferson, a practicing architect, establishing a new form of government required more than a Constitution and Bill of Rights; it also required a unique architecture expressing the ideals of the American Republic. His library was critical to this process; today scholars trace Jefferson's designs, the first expression of an American architecture, in the architectural books of his library.

The Jefferson Architectural Books Collection at Oberlin College matches books owned by Thomas Jefferson on a one-to-one basis. The collection was started by Clarence Ward, Oberlin's first museum director, Art Department Chair and founder of the art library that bears his name. Oberlin has collected 56 of Jefferson's 62 books on architecture in the same or earlier editions.

Exhibition hours:

Mondays - Thursdays, 8:00 am - Midnight

Fridays, 8:00 am - 10:00 pm

Saturdays, 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

Sundays, 10:00 am - Midnight

Sponsored by the Oberlin College Libraries and the Clarence Ward Endowment for Visiting Lectureship in Architectural History.

Celebrating 100 Years: The Clarence Ward Art Library at Oberlin College

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Oct 23rd, 8:00 AM Nov 20th, 11:00 PM

Thomas Jefferson's Library and the Roots of American Architecture (Exhibition) Oct. 23 - Nov. 20

Academic Commons, Oberlin College Library, Mudd Center, Room 113, 148 West College Street, Oberlin

For Jefferson, a practicing architect, establishing a new form of government required more than a Constitution and Bill of Rights; it also required a unique architecture expressing the ideals of the American Republic. His library was critical to this process; today scholars trace Jefferson's designs, the first expression of an American architecture, in the architectural books of his library.

The Jefferson Architectural Books Collection at Oberlin College matches books owned by Thomas Jefferson on a one-to-one basis. The collection was started by Clarence Ward, Oberlin's first museum director, Art Department Chair and founder of the art library that bears his name. Oberlin has collected 56 of Jefferson's 62 books on architecture in the same or earlier editions.

Exhibition hours:

Mondays - Thursdays, 8:00 am - Midnight

Fridays, 8:00 am - 10:00 pm

Saturdays, 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

Sundays, 10:00 am - Midnight

Sponsored by the Oberlin College Libraries and the Clarence Ward Endowment for Visiting Lectureship in Architectural History.

Celebrating 100 Years: The Clarence Ward Art Library at Oberlin College

http://engagedscholarship.csuohio.edu/octavofest/2017/all/47