The front (south facade) from an angleWhereas Stern's versions of post-modernism are pretty cleanly historicist, Graves' are much less so. No one would mistake a Graves' building for one built in an earlier century. Still, here Graves does respect the context, for most of the campus buildings at the University of Virginia are red brick with white trim; and the lattices along the loggia are Chinese Chippendale (seen in both the Lawn and in Stern's Observatory Hill Dining Hall Addition).
Views of the front
|The site for this building housing the English department is strange and cramped. "The McIntire Amphitheater (1921 by Fiske Kimball and Warren H. Manning) is to the north, visible as the lower colonnade in Graves's north elevation" (Brownell 428).|
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