& John Pearce
Duke University was founded in 1924 and endowed by James Buchanan Duke, a tobacco manufacturer. Duke became a great university in no small part because it looked like a great university. The soaring, medieval-style Gothic buildings were created by the Philadelphia architectural firm of Horace Trumbauer, and designed primarily by Julian F. Abele, the first African American to study at the prestigious École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. The revered Olmsted Brothers developed the unified landscape plan.
Authors Ken Friedlein and John Pearce reveal the inside story behind the twenty-first-century “new campus” and more than one hundred buildings, historic gardens, art galleries, theaters, athletic facilities, and works of sculpture in a series of Walks.
Exquisite photographs by the talented creative team of Duke Photography provide alumni, parents, students, visitors, and patrons with rare views of this premiere school and campus.
Detailed and sumptuous three-dimensional aerial maps, created for The Campus Guide by Tom Gastel, highlight major buildings in seven Walks—West Campus; Sarah P. Duke Gardens and Campus Drive; East Campus; Athletics Campus; Science Drive; Duke Medical Center; and Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club.
Duke: The Campus Guide reveals much about the academic aspirations and educational philosophy that shaped the university’s buildings, while leading an insider’s tour of the campus.