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presidents house plaster architectural model

Design for the Presidents House LIMITED EDITION £4500      £4,500.00

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Jefferson's fascination with both Palladio and domes was vividly demonstrated in his proposed design for the United States' President's House, submitted anonymously in the 1792 competition for the executive residence. Modeled after Palladio's Villa Rotonda, Jefferson's scheme closely paralleled the version of the Rotonda published in Giacomo Leoni's 1715 edition of Quattro Libri.

Design for the Presidents House LIMITED EDITION £4500

Limited Edition of 20

Where: Unbuilt

Designed by Thomas Jefferson

When 1792

Jefferson’s fascination with both Palladio and domes was vividly demonstrated in his proposed design for the United States’ President’s House, submitted anonymously in the 1792 competition for the executive residence. Modelled after Palladio’s Villa Rotonda, Jefferson’s scheme closely paralleled the version of the Rotonda published in Giacomo Leoni’s 1715 edition of Quattro Libri. Although Leoni took liberties with Palladio’s schemes, mainly adding embellishments, the Leoni edition remained Jefferson’s primary authority for Palladianism. Jefferson’s submission varied from Leoni’s version of the Villa Rotonda in the use of pairs of bays flanking each of porticoes rather than a single bay, and in the use of free-standing columns rather than arches on the sides of the porticoes.

Weight: 18.2kg

Dimensions: 25″ diameter base x 13″h

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