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ISBN-10: 1568984472

ISBN-13: 9781568984476

Edition: 2006

Authors: Jay Pridmore, Peter Kiar, Don Michael Randel

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The newest title in the Princeton Architectural Press Campus Guide series takes readers on a tour of the University of Chicago, an institution that since its founding in 1890 has exerted a profound impact on American higher education. This elegantly written guide shows the campus as a wonderfully eccentric and vastly underappreciated element of Chicago s revered built environment. Designed in the English Gothic style of its time, the original campus, planned by Chicago architect Henry Ives Cobb, had a commonality of vision that made it equal in quality to the finest in America. As the traditional reliance on the Gothic gave way to modernist styles, the campus was expanded with buildings by…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Publication date: 2/2/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 6.25" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Jay Pridmore has written widely on the people and ideas that have built Chicago. His Chicago Architecture and Design (1993; co-authored with George Larson) remains one of Chicago's most popular books on local architecture.

How to Use This Book
Introduction to the University of Chicago
The University of Chicago and the American College Campus
Main Quadrangles, North
Main Quadrangles, Center, Southwest
Main Quadrangles, South
East Campus
South of the Midway
The Medical Center
West Campus
North of the Quadrangles
The University Neighborhood
Buildings Off Campus
Selected Bibliography