John Galen Howard and the University of California: The Design of a Great Public University Campus / Edition 1

John Galen Howard and the University of California: The Design of a Great Public University Campus / Edition 1

by Sally Woodbridge
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520229924

ISBN-13: 9780520229921

Pub. Date: 01/23/2003

Publisher: University of California Press

Architectural historian Sally B. Woodbridge illuminates the career of John Galen Howard, the University of California's first supervising architect from 1901 to 1924. Howard, a New Englander who had attended MIT and the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, worked in the offices of H. H. Richardson and McKim, Mead & White and spent a year in Los Angeles before entering

Overview

Architectural historian Sally B. Woodbridge illuminates the career of John Galen Howard, the University of California's first supervising architect from 1901 to 1924. Howard, a New Englander who had attended MIT and the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, worked in the offices of H. H. Richardson and McKim, Mead & White and spent a year in Los Angeles before entering the 1898-99 international competition for an architectural plan for the University of California campus. The competition was sponsored by Phoebe A. Hearst, whose generous funding of it made the University of California known throughout the United States and Europe as a major public institution of higher education. Woodbridge conveys the energy of the turn-of-the-century leaders of the university who, with John Galen Howard, established the campus architecture and setting as the embodiment of their commitment to create a public university of the highest quality.


In addition to the lively story of the Hearst competition and its unexpected outcome, Woodbridge provides detailed descriptions of the major campus buildings designed by Howard and an account of his twenty-five-year career in architectural education as the founder and head of the University of California's School of Architecture.
Including a chronology and an annotated bibliography, her book fills in the social context of Howard's work and the character of the campus community during the first quarter of the twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520229921
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
01/23/2003
Pages:
222
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

1. The Early Years to 1888
2. Paris and New York: 1889–1895
3. The University of California and the 1898–1899
International Competition for the Hearst Architectural Plan
4. Postcompetition Reversals
5. Supervising Architect for the Hearst Architectural Plan: 1901–1903
6. The Move to California in 1902
7. The President’s House, California Hall, and the Hearst Mining Building: 1901–1907
8. University Work, Private Practice, and the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition: 1904–1907
9. Doe Library, Boalt Hall, and Sather Gate: 1907–1917
10. Expositions in Seattle, San Francisco, and San Diego: 1909–1915
11. The San Francisco Civic Center and a Trial: 1911–1913
12. A Move and the Publication of Brunelleschi
13. The College of Agriculture, Sather Tower, Hilgard, Wheeler, and Gilman Halls, and Campus Landscaping: 1910–1917
14. World War I and Postwar Changes at the University: 1917–1924
15. Dismissal as Supervising Architect and a Career as Educator: 1923–1931

Appendix: Buildings by John Galen Howard
Notes
Selected Bibliography

Index

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