Ellen Sandor, Keith Miller and Janine Fron
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Anselmo Lastra, Lars Nyland and John Thomas (Faculty)
Nathaniel Williams, Chad Hantak and Kok-Lim Low (Students)
University of Virginia
Dave Luebke (Faculty)
Rui Wang and Cliff Wooley (Students)
Duratrans, Kodalith, Plexiglas
"Jefferson's America, Napoleon's France," New Orleans Museum of Art, April 12–August 31, 2003
"I am as happy no where else and in no other society, and all my wishes end, where I hope my days will end, at Monticello."
Thomas Jefferson, 1787
The PHSCologram, "Monticello Study", depicts the private office suite of third U.S. President, Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826). The cabinet was part of Jefferson's private rooms, including a book room, greenhouse, and adjoining bedroom. The floor plan is based on Jefferson's architectural preference for octagonal shapes, and was used for reading, writing, architectural drafting and scientific observation. Notable furnishings include a reading and writing area, complete with a chair, tabletop and bookstand that all had revolving features, as well as a copying machine. The room contained a vast collection of scientific instruments, such as an orrery, microscope and telescope. Room dimensions: 18'x6"x11'x10' with a 10' ceiling. Research conducted by Monticello specialists indicates there is evidence that the room was originally wallpapered, today, however, it is painted oyster white.
Thomas Jefferson is the author of the Declaration of Independence and the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom and founder of the University of Virginia. As the third U.S. President, historian, philosopher, and plantation owner, he articulated the aspirations of a new America as no other individual of his era, and served his country for more than five decades. Thomas Jefferson remains an inspiration to us all, and Monticello, a significant part of American heritage.