This extraordinary collection of photographs captures the soul of the University of South Carolina and reflects a dynamic atmosphere that has attracted students for two hundred years. Sure to evoke memories in proud alumni and inspire the dreams of young scholars, nearly 250 images of people, places, and architecture reveal how much has changed--and how much remains the same. Familiar landmarks such as the historic Horseshoe and the east campus with its diverse architecture are showcased alongside scenes of progress and growth at an institution where change is constant.
The Carolina spirit is evident in all of Robert C. Clark's vibrant photographs: students studying beside the library reflecting pool, the Carolina Marching Band storming the field at Williams-Brice Stadium, a researcher holding in his hands the next generation of silicon wafers. And the lens extends beyond Columbia--to the shores of the University-owned Pritchard's Island, the Baruch Marine Field Laboratory, and the campuses at Aiken, Beaufort, Lancaster, Salkehatchie, Spartanburg, Sumter, and Union--illustrating the breadth and diversity of the University of South Carolina experience. From move-in day to commencement, from the classrooms to the playing fields, this volume records breathtaking moments of discovery, of teaching and learning, of students on the cusp of new lives.
A foreword by John M. Palms, University president, and Chris Horn's informative captions combine with Clark's photographs to present a kaleidoscopic view of Carolina that will be treasured by generations. University of South Carolina: A Portrait is a celebration of a great university.