Princeton: America's Campus

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Penn State Press, 2012 - Всего страниц: 296

Founded in 1746, Princeton is the fourth-oldest university in the country. It has been called &“a national treasure&” and is considered by many to be the loveliest campus in America. The very word &“campus&” debuted there in the eighteenth century, and over time, Princeton&’s has ceaselessly evolved, passing through a series of distinct identities. Architectural critics have lavishly praised it, and careful stewardship by administrators and architects has preserved its appeal from generation to generation. Thousands of alumni return every year to march in the gaudy P-rade, which twists among the buildings in a veritable tour of campus history, from Nassau Hall (1756) to the twenty-first century&’s Bloomberg Hall. And yet, if one wants to learn more&—to go deeper than the beautiful surface and explore the history of these buildings or the complex development of the campus&—it can be surprisingly hard to do so. Although Princeton resembles an outdoor museum, explanatory markers are few, written sources are out of print and scattered, and sophomore tour guides cheerfully mix fact and myth. No plaques help the curious visitor who wishes to follow in the footsteps of James Madison, Aaron Burr, James McCosh, Albert Einstein, John Foster Dulles, Bill Bradley, or Michelle Obama, and the stories of the buildings themselves are known to few. Princeton: America&’s Campus offers a way in. Neither a straightforward architectural history nor a simple guidebook, it weaves social history and the built fabric into a biography of a great American place.

To create this work, Barksdale Maynard conducted an ambitious series of interviews with major architects active at Princeton over the past forty years, including Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, Charles Gwathmey, Michael Graves, Tod Williams, Hugh Hardy, Perry Morgan, Rodolfo Machado, Henry Cobb, Frances Halsband, Demetri Porphyrios, Harold Fredenburgh, Alan Chimacoff, Robert A. M. Stern, and Rafael Vi&ñoly. He also interviewed educational leaders, including deans at Princeton, MIT, Cooper Union, and Yale, in addition to university presidents Goheen and Bowen of Princeton, Gutmann of Penn, and Rudenstine of Harvard. The book is thus not just a guide and a history; it is also an archive of the living recollections of the people who built Princeton&’s majestic campus.

 

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Introduction
1
The Rural Campus 17461895
11
Going Back to Nassau Hall
12
Phoenix
21
Era of McCosh
34
The Golden Age of College Life
50
Oxford in New Jersey
62
Triumph of Collegiate Gothic 18961932
71
Complexity and Contradiction with Venturi
202
NeoModernism in the Age of Affluence
220
A Surprising Reversion to Gothic
230
The Gehry That Landed on Ivy Lane
238
Acknowledgments
245
Buildings of Princeton University 17542010
247
Notes to Chapter 1
251
Notes to Chapter 3
252

The Poetry of Cope and Stewardson
72
Wilson and Cram
84
Spires and Gargoyles
98
Gothic as a Living Style
113
A Paradise for WASPs
123
Crams Magnificent Chapel
138
Arguing About Modernism 19331979
151
God Deliver Us From Chromium and Concrete
152
Goodbye Gothic
160
Goheen Goes Modern
171
CoEd
189
The Rise and Fall of Postmodernism 19802010
201
Notes to Chapter 5
253
Notes to Chapter 8
254
Notes to Chapter 10
255
Notes to Chapter 12
256
Notes to Chapter 15
257
Notes to Chapter 17
258
Bibliography
259
Illustration Credits
263
Index
264
COVER Back
297
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W. Barksdale Maynard is the author of five books on American history, architecture, and landscape. Trained as an architectural historian, he has taught at Johns Hopkins and Princeton.

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