Harvard: An Architectural History

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Here is an incisive and fully illustrated history of Harvard's architecture--from the purchase of William Peyntree's house in 1638 to the construction of the Sackler Museum, opening in 1985.
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Overview

Here is an incisive and fully illustrated history of Harvard's architecture--from the purchase of William Peyntree's house in 1638 to the construction of the Sackler Museum, opening in 1985.
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Editorial Reviews

Boston Globe

Partly because it has never had...a single stylistic motif, Harvard has become a living museum of almost every trend in the history of American architecture. [This] is the fullest account yet written of Harvard's buildings...an indispensable narrative and reference.
— Robert Campbell

New England Quarterly

All [Bunting's] strengths are here, most notably his insistence on studying architecture in the broadest cultural and historical context...Floyd has augmented the late Bainbridge Bunting's manuscript...with her own considerable scholarly knowledge of the subject...The results are exceptional.
— Douglass Shand-Tucci

Boston Globe - Robert Campbell
Partly because it has never had...a single stylistic motif, Harvard has become a living museum of almost every trend in the history of American architecture. [This] is the fullest account yet written of Harvard's buildings...an indispensable narrative and reference.
New England Quarterly - Douglass Shand-Tucci
All [Bunting's] strengths are here, most notably his insistence on studying architecture in the broadest cultural and historical context...Floyd has augmented the late Bainbridge Bunting's manuscript...with her own considerable scholarly knowledge of the subject...The results are exceptional.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780674372917
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/1998
  • Series: Belknap Press Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 366
  • Sales rank: 1,373,111
  • Product dimensions: 8.06 (w) x 10.97 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Meet the Author

Bainbridge Bunting was Director of the Cambridge Historical Commission's Survey of Architectural History in Cambridge.
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Table of Contents

1. Seventeenth-Century Harvard

2. The Brick Quadrangles

3. The Early Nineteenth Century

4. President Eliot and the Harvard Yard

5. The North Yard and Soldiers Field

6. Buildings for Radcliffe College

7. Academic Building under President Lowell

8. The River Houses and the South Yard

9. President Coriant, Gropius, and Modernism

10. President Pusey and the Program for Harvard College

11. The New Harvard

Notes

Chronological List of Buildings

Illustration Credits

Index

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