Amherst College

Blair Kamin
Photographs by Ralph Lieberman

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288 pages

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One of the nation’s preeminent liberal arts institutions, Amherst College is endowed with an extraordinary sense of place. The hilltop campus, encircled by softly sculpted hills in almost every direction, exemplifies spare New England elegance. It presents an object lesson in how simple buildings and landscapes can be combined to form a whole much greater than the sum of its individual parts. Amherst’s foremost buildings range from the Greek Revival Johnson Chapel of 1827 and the Renaissance Revival Fayerweather Hall of 1894, to award-winning contemporary structures that reveal the college’s commitment to design excellence.