“The Campus Guide tells us a very great deal about the particular motives and energies that helped to shape the forms and functions of individual buildings and the university’s building campaigns in different eras.”
— Neil L. Rudenstine, Harvard University
Harvard University, established in 1638, is America’s first college and one of the most prestigious universities in the world. Steeped in tradition and famous for its unique American Colonial campus, Harvard features pre-Revolutionary, colonial, and classical buildings as well as more recent architectural works by José Luis Sert, Le Corbusier, and Walter Gropius. Harvard University: The Campus Guide by historian and alumnus Douglass Shand-Tucci offers an insider’s view to America’s oldest college across four centuries and a guided tour of its landmark buildings. Included are the eighteenth-century Massachusetts and Harvard Halls; nineteenth-century works by Charles Bulfinch and Henry Hobson Richardson; twentieth-century designs by McKim, Mead & White; and twenty-first-century designs by James Stirling and Renzo Piano.
With a Foreword by historian and president-emeritus Neil Rudenstine, the Harvard Campus Guide is the definitive publication about the cultural and architectural history of this foremost institution of higher learning. Organized in a series of twelve Walks, it reveals the stories and people that are remembered in over one hundred campus buildings.
The Campus Guide reveals much about Harvard’s evolving academic aspirations and educational leadership the shaped the campus and its buildings over four centuries, from Harvard Yard and Harvard Square, to the storied “Gold Coast” and arts area; the Law and Divinity Schools; Radcliffe Yard and Brattle Street; the Medical School and School of Education; Kennedy School of Government, Harvard Business School; Arnold Arboretum; and Harvard Stadium.
Beautiful photographs by Richard Cheek capture Harvard and the Cambridge environment in rare and fascinating views.