Coming Together 2012

Chloe Scroggins
Ethan Franklin
Zaryab Shah
Thomas Tigner
The Oxbow by Thomas Cole
The Stranded Ship by Asher Durand
The Trysting Tree by Asher Durand
Storm in the Rocky Mountains
by Albert Bierstadt
The Grand Canyon of the
Yellowstone by Thomas Moran
An Arizona Sunset near the
Grand Canyon by Thomas Moran
Virginia Capitol
 Why did Jefferson believe Classical Revival was a more appropriate
style than Georgian for public buildings in the new United States?
 Probably because we were not on very good terms with King George. And for a
country without its own history, Greek and Roman motifs gave our buildings a better
sense of tradition and stability.
 The Georgian style was used when America was being controlled by Great Britain.
Jefferson wanted to emphasize their independence and freedom by creating nonBritish buildings.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Self Reliance
 The need for each individual to avoid conformity and
false consistency.
 Follow his or her own instincts and ideas.
 Create a new American subject independent from that
of European influence.
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Scarlet Letter
 Society will always impose their judgment on those who
do wrong.
 Isolation will result in further wrongdoing.
 Exposes and criticizes a society built upon hypocritical
views of sin and morality.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie
 Brought rich and historical events, that took place in the
American landscapes, to the wide audience
 Created a popular mythology for the country
In the form of poems and literature