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Amherst College: An Architectural Tour (The Campus Guides)

Amherst College: An Architectural Tour (The Campus Guides)

Current price: $37.50
Publication Date: February 18th, 2020
Princeton Architectural Press
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Amherst College: The Campus Guide is an architectural tour of one of North America's most prestigious liberal arts colleges. Founded in Western Massachusetts some two hundred years ago, the one thousand-acre campus is a living museum of architectural history, bearing the imprint of distinguished firms in architecture and landscape architecture: Frederick Law Olmsted; McKim, Mead &amp White; Benjamin Thompson; Edward Larrabee Barnes; Shepley Bulfinch; and Michael Van Valkenburgh. Organized as a series of six walks, the guide interweaves the history of the college with the story of the campus's development. Newly commissioned photographs and a hand drawn pocket map enhance this engaging journey through Amherst's architecture, landscape, interior design, and sculpture.

About the Author

Blair Kamin, a 1979 graduate of Amherst, is the Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic of the Chicago Tribune. His previous books include Why Architecture Matters: Lessons from Chicago.

Ralph Lieberman is an architectural historian and photographer. He was the photographer for Williams College: The Campus Guide and previously collaborated with Kamin on The Gates of Harvard Yard.

Biddy Martin is the president of Amherst College

Praise for Amherst College: An Architectural Tour (The Campus Guides)

"Blair Kamin's newest book, Amherst College: The Campus Guide, paints a telling picture of his alma mater - with the buildings that populate it....Amherst College: The Campus Guide is designed to be read at home or taken out for a stroll around campus. There are six distinct walks, a series of bird's-eye maps and a fold-out ,too. The photography by Ralph Lieberman is crisp, telling and descriptive."
- Architects and Artisans

"[A] sweeping review of the college's architecture and its history, with some campus lore thrown in for good measure."
- Daily Hampshire Gazette