palladian building

so jefferson’s monticello is what’s known as a palladian building, which is a very specific neoclassical style. what kind of style is it? well, in the words of andrea palladio, 

“We must contrive a building in such a manner that the finest and most noble parts of it be the most exposed to public view, and the less agreeable disposed in byplaces, and removed from sight as much as possible.”

like lmao nice job thomas, way to build a disgusting metaphor for yourself