Stanford University

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The unique settings and circumstances of American college campuses have given rise to some of the richest and most innovative examples of architecture and planning in the United States. These campuses are sites of many of the country's finest building pro...

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The unique settings and circumstances of American college campuses have given rise to some of the richest and most innovative examples of architecture and planning in the United States. These campuses are sites of many of the country's finest building programs, and showcase the best work of successive generations of architects. In spite of this, there has, until now, never been a comprehensive overview of the architectural heritage of America's campuses.The Campus Guides are beautifully illustrated, informative books on the design and history of American campuses. These titles will appeal to architects, historians, and travelers as well as to the students, prospective students, parents, faculty, and alumni for whom the campus holds many rich memories. Each book profiles over 75 major buildings and gardens on the campus and its surrounding community, and also provides visitor information. The guides feature color photographs newly commissioned for the series, as well as archival photographs and drawings. A perspective map illustrates an overview of the entire campus and significant landmarks; smaller detail maps locate buildings, museums, performance halls, religious structures, parks, and gardens. The New York Times praises the books, "which illustrate how academic goals were developed and expressed through campus design, and include artful maps, photographs, archival drawings, and historical narratives written by architects or professors of architectural history."

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