McGill: A Celebration by Witold RybczynskiMcGill: A Celebration by Witold Rybczynski

McGill: A Celebration

byWitold Rybczynski

Hardcover | June 1, 1991

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Told in ten parts by prominent Montreal writers and distinguished graduates, the story of McGill unfolds with anecdotal charm and insightful overview. The lively text recaptures the spirit of campus life from the time of the university's beginnings and recounts the exploits and accomplishments of its grand personages and colourful figures. In addition, it explores McGill's significance and influence in the context of the community and country of which it is a part.More than one hundred specially commissioned, full-colour photographs illustrate this handsome, large-format volume, while rare archival shots provide a fascinating glimpse of early life at the university. The stunning photography includes images of campus life throughout the seasons by noted Montreal photographer George Zimbel, powerful architectural shots by David Duchow, exquisite, revealing interiors by Mark Ruwedel, and skilful photographs of memorable McGill treasures by Pierre Charrier.Anyone who was ever a part of the McGill experience will find McGill: A Celebration informative, charming, and captivating -- some very special memories will be rekindled. For others not so fortunate, it will go a long way toward making up what was missed.
Witold Rybczynski, Governor General's Award-winning author, architect, and Professor of Architecture at McGill, writes of his impressions of the campus and of his days as a student at McGill. Stanley Brice Frost, long-time McGill historian, writes of those who created and guided both the university and its students through the years. E...
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Title:McGill: A CelebrationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 11.52 × 9.44 × 0.86 inPublished:June 1, 1991Publisher:McGill-Queen's University Press

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ISBN - 10:0773507957

ISBN - 13:9780773507951

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In 1843, three students climbed Mount Royal to attend the first classes at the new McGill College. Thus began the school now attended by over 30,000 students from 120 countries. McGill: A Celebration is an intimate chronicle of the people and events that have shaped this Canadian institution. Ten famous Canadian writers - many McGill graduates - capture the spirit of the university through its 150 years in insightful essays.