Dwight Eisenhower once said about Dartmouth that it is “what a college should look like.” Dartmouth: The Campus Guide features more than one hundred of the finest buildings in a series of eight engaging Walks. Beautiful and smart, The Campus Guide brings to life the story of this historic campus’s evolution from a small row overlooking the Dartmouth Green in the late eighteenth century to a varied and harmonious collection of neighborhoods today, including the town of Hanover, New Hampshire. Author Scott Meacham’s compelling text and the Foreword by architect Buzz Yudell create an intimate view of one of the most picturesque Ivy League colleges in the Dartmouth Campus Guide.
The comprehensive story of today’s campus that charts its historic evolution from a small school in the wilderness to the last college granted a royal charter before the Revolution.
The campus is comprised primarily of classical and simple buildings by such turn-of-the-century architects as Jens Frederick Larson and Charles Alonzo Rich, with important contemporary buildings by Gwathmey Siegel; Robert A. M. Stern; Kieran Timberlake Associates; and Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates.
Beautiful photographs by Joseph Mehling reveal the true nature of the buildings, sculpture, historic landscapes, houses, and state-of-the-art facilities for the sciences, medicine, and athletics.