George Washington's Eye: Landscape, Architecture, and Design by Joseph Manca

By Joseph Manca

On the banks of the Potomac River, Mount Vernon stands, with its iconic portico boasting breathtaking perspectives and with a panorama to rival the nice gardens of Europe, as a monument to George Washington’s creative and artistic efforts. a couple of million humans stopover at Mount Vernon each one year—drawn to the stature and sweetness of Washington’s kin estate.

Art historian Joseph Manca systematically examines Mount Vernon—its stylistic, ethical, and historic dimensions—offering a whole photo of this nationwide treasure and the fellow in the back of its enduring layout. Manca brings to mild a Washington deeply encouraged through his large travels in colonial the US, with a broader architectural wisdom than formerly suspected, and with a philosophy that trained his aesthetic sensibility.

Washington believed that layout offerings and private personality mesh to shape an ethic of advantage and success and that artwork is inextricably associated with ethical and social issues. Manca examines how those rules formed the cloth tradition of Mount Vernon.

Based on cautious learn of Washington’s own diaries and correspondence and at the vigorous bills of tourists to his property, this richly illustrated e-book introduces a George Washington surprising to many readers—an avid artwork collector, novice architect, and top panorama clothier of his time.

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