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Villa Plan of Ithiel Town

Villa Plan of Ithiel Town

The plans for Town's New Haven villa (A.J. Davis). Proportions and number sequences in the design may have philosophical implications. The only measurements that Town discloses in an interview with the Hartford poet Lydia Sigourney are for the central library room on the second floor: 45' long, 23' wide and 22' high. As a coincidence, the brickwork at 211 Pearl St. is 45 bricks high, with 23 bricks making up the triangle rows and 22 bricks remaining.

The villa plan may also express a unity of opposites as the wings of the structure are one half the size fo the center library space.

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