'Architecture in Detail' is a series of photos graphed and technically informative monographs which embraces a broad spectrum of internationally renowned buildings, drawn predominantly from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Each sixty-page volume contains a lucid text by a respected author; a sequence of large-format, high-quality colour and black and white photographs; a comprehensive set of technical drawings and working details; and a complete bibliography and chronology, thus making these books the definitive work on the subject. This volume shows 'The Lawn', Jefferson's campus design for the University of Virginia, represents an entirely new approach to university group planning. The epitome of Jefferson's rational yet romantic classicism, the campus demonstrates both his enthusiasm for Palladio and admiration for Rome, which enjoyed honorific status as the birthplace of republican virtue and the seat of a mighty empire. A project dear to his heart both academically and architecturally, Jefferson's 'academical village' (his own phrase) purposefully exhibited a selected variety of Roman orders.