Lincoln Hall at the University of Illinois

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Commemorating the bicentennial of Lincoln's birth, this magisterial volume chronicles the history of Lincoln Hall from its conception to its expansion and its present role on the campus. John Hoffmann identifies each of the building's historical panels and the portraits of Lincoln's contemporaries. Lavishly illustrated to show how much care was taken with the details of the design, this book provides a lasting historical record of the building's century-long place at the ...

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Overview

Commemorating the bicentennial of Lincoln's birth, this magisterial volume chronicles the history of Lincoln Hall from its conception to its expansion and its present role on the campus. John Hoffmann identifies each of the building's historical panels and the portraits of Lincoln's contemporaries. Lavishly illustrated to show how much care was taken with the details of the design, this book provides a lasting historical record of the building's century-long place at the University of Illinois.

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"A meticulously researched story of the planning, construction, dedication and evolution of the historic classroom building on the UI Quad. . . . Hoffmann's book makes clear that ... Lincoln Hall is a wondrous collection of art and architecture, as well as a unique tribute to Illinois' most favorite son."--The News-Gazette

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780252077081
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • Publication date: 1/15/2010
  • Edition description: 1st Edition
  • Pages: 119
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Raised in Springfield, Illinois, John Hoffmann is the curator of the Illinois history and Lincoln collections of the University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign. He has written widely on Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War, and Illinois history.

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Table of Contents

To Educate and Inspire 1

Plans for Lincoln Hall 4

Planning Lincoln Hall's Lincoln Art 12

Construction 14

Making the Terra Cotta 16

Lincoln's Life and Times in Terra Cotta 22

Praise and Criticism 48

Lincoln Quotations 52

Portraits of Lincoln's Contemporaries 60

Other Exterior Details 70

Lincoln Hall's Memorial Hall 78

The Dedication of Lincoln Hall 84

From the Centennial to the Bicentennial 88

Acknowledgments 107

Notes 109

Photo Credits 117

Index 118

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