Synopses & Reviews
Here is an incisive and fully illustrated history of Harvard's architecture--from the purchase of William Peyntree's house in 1638 to the construction of the Sackler Museum, opening in 1985.
Partly because it has never had...a single stylistic motif, Harvard has become a living museum of almost every trend in the history of American architecture. [This] is the fullest account yet written of Harvard's buildings...an indispensable narrative and reference. Robert Campbell
All [Bunting's] strengths are here, most notably his insistence on studying architecture in the broadest cultural and historical context...Floyd has augmented the late Bainbridge Bunting's manuscript...with her own considerable scholarly knowledge of the subject...The results are exceptional. Boston Globe
This is an incisive and fully illustrated history of Harvard's architecture told by the distinguished architectural historian Bainbridge Bunting, author of Houses of Boston's Back Bay.
About the Author
Bainbridge Bunting was Director of the Cambridge Historical Commission's Survey of Architectural History in Cambridge.
Margaret Henderson Floyd's own knowledge of Boston architecture and her long association with Bunting enabled her to complete the work after his death.
Table of Contents
1. Seventeenth-Century Harvard
2. The Brick Quadrangles
3. The Early Nineteenth Century
4. President Eliot and the Harvard Yard
5. The North Yard and Soldiers Field
6. Buildings for Radcliffe College
7. Academic Building under President Lowell
8. The River Houses and the South Yard
9. President Coriant, Gropius, and Modernism
10. President Pusey and the Program for Harvard College
11. The New Harvard
Chronological List of Buildings