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Prodigy houses of Virginia :architecture and the native elite /Barbara Burlison Mooney.

Collection Type
Books
Originator
Mooney, Barbara Burlison, 1952-
Publication
Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press
Contents
Introduction : "An art which shews so much" -- Defining the prodigy house : architectural aesthetics and the colonial dialect -- "Blind stupid fortune" : profiling the architectural patron -- "Reason reascends her throne" : the impact of dowry -- "Each rascal will be a director" : architectural patrons and the building process -- Learning to become "good mechanics in building" -- Epistemologies of female space : early Tidewater mansions -- Political power and the limits of genteel architecture.
Date
c2008.
Description
ix, 366 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Notes
Complimentary copy, June 3, 2008. Historic New England image of stone pilaster from John Foster Brown House, Boston, featured on page 32.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 309-349) and index.
ISBN
0813926734 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780813926735 (cloth : alk. paper)
GUSN
242391
Call Number
Stacks NA7613.V8 M66 2008
Descriptive terms
Architecture and society
Architecture, Domestic History 18th century.
Mansions
Social status in art
Places
Virginia
Virginia.

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