Event Title

Thomas Jefferson's Library and the Roots of American Architecture (Talk)

Location

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

Event Website

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

Start Date

11-4-2017 3:00 PM

End Date

11-4-2017 4:00 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

Lecture

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.

John Harwood, Associate Professor of Architecture, John H. Daniels, Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, University of Toronto, received the 2014 Alice Davis Hitchcock Award from the Society of Architectural Historians for his book The Interface: IBM and the Transformation of Corporate Design, 1945-1976 (2011) as "the most distinguished work of scholarship in the history of architecture by a North American scholar." While at Oberlin, Harwood taught tow seminars on the Thomas Jefferson Architectural Book Collection.

Sponsored by the Oberlin College Libraries and the Clearence Ward Endowment for Visiting Lectureship in Architectural History. Celebrating 100 Years: The Clarence Ward Art Library at Oberlin College

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Thomas Jefferson's Library and the Roots of American Architecture (Talk)

Room 113, Oberlin College Library, Mudd Center, 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.

John Harwood, Associate Professor of Architecture, John H. Daniels, Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, University of Toronto, received the 2014 Alice Davis Hitchcock Award from the Society of Architectural Historians for his book The Interface: IBM and the Transformation of Corporate Design, 1945-1976 (2011) as "the most distinguished work of scholarship in the history of architecture by a North American scholar." While at Oberlin, Harwood taught tow seminars on the Thomas Jefferson Architectural Book Collection.

Sponsored by the Oberlin College Libraries and the Clearence Ward Endowment for Visiting Lectureship in Architectural History. Celebrating 100 Years: The Clarence Ward Art Library at Oberlin College

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