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

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-242391

Description

ix, 366 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Mansions
Architecture, Domestic History 18th century.
Architecture and society
Social status in art

Originator

Mooney, Barbara Burlison, 1952-

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.

Publication

Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press

Description

ix, 366 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 309-349) and index.
Complimentary copy, June 3, 2008. Historic New England image of stone pilaster from John Foster Brown House, Boston, featured on page 32.

ISBN

9780813926735 (cloth : alk. paper)
0813926734 (cloth : alk. paper)

Call Number

Stacks NA7613.V8 M66 2008

Places

Virginia.
Virginia