Harvard: An Architectural History by Bainbridge BuntingHarvard: An Architectural History by Bainbridge Bunting

Harvard: An Architectural History

byBainbridge BuntingOtherMargaret Henderson Floyd

Paperback | October 15, 1998

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Here is an incisive and fully illustrated history of Harvard's architecture told by the distinguished architectural historian Bainbridge Bunting, author of "Houses of Boston's Back Bay." The book examines the Federal architecture of Charles Bulfinch, H. H. Richardson's Romanesque buildings, the Imperial manner reflected in Widener Library, as well as the work of such esteemed architects as Charles McKim, Gropius, and Le Corbusier--and it shows us how they all come together to form an amazingly coherent whole. This lively story of a university campus is a veritable microcosm of American architectural experience.
Bainbridge Bunting was Director of the Cambridge Historical Commission's Survey of Architectural History in Cambridge.
Title:Harvard: An Architectural HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:366 pages, 10.98 × 7.99 × 0.03 inPublished:October 15, 1998Publisher:HarvardLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0674372913

ISBN - 13:9780674372917

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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


Chronological List of Buildings

Illustration Credits


From Our Editors

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.

Editorial Reviews

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.