This is a rare coffee-table book, not only handsome but full of worthwhile text and insights into the life and thinking of Jefferson as president, architect and Renaissance man. (Los Angeles Times)
This book takes us on a photographic and textual adventure into the spirit of Monticello and its architect, Thomas Jefferson. (Southern Living)
This beautiful book captures the home's aesthetic appeal, and the experts writing the text bring new information on the way Jefferson lived, studied, and created there. (Garry Wills, author of Lincoln at Gettysburg)
About the Author
Director of Gardens and Grounds since 1977, Peter J. Hatch is responsible for the care, restoration, and interpretation of Jefferson's Monticello landscape. He is an authority on Jefferson's gardening interests and on the history of plants in American gardens. His most recent book is The Fruits and Fruit Trees of Monticello.
Lucia Stanton is Shannon Senior Research Historian at Monticello. The author or co-editor of various books on Jefferson, including Jefferson's Memorandum Books, Free Some Day: The African-American Families of Monticello, and Slavery at Monticello, she is currently involved in an oral history of the descendants of Jefferson's slaves, which is part of her research on the African-American families of Monticello and on the plantation at large.
Curator of Monticello since 1986, Susan R. Stein has responsibility for Thomas Jefferson's world-famous house and the wide variety of artifacts that relate to Jefferson's life on the mountain. She organized the landmark 1993 exhibition that commemorated the 250th anniversary of Jefferson's birth and produced the exhibition catalog The Worlds of Thomas Jefferson at Monticello.