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Gates of Harvard Yard
Paperback W/ Flaps
100 color illustrations, 20 b/w illustrations
Publication date: 05/03/2016
|Offering the complete, never-before-told story of the twenty-five gates that form portals to HarvardYard, this beautiful gift book recounts the aesthetic vision for America's preeminent university, developed by renowned architecture rm McKim, Mead & White.
The book discusses the architectural intentions of the gates, as well as the human drama behind their fruition---tales of wealth, power, and institutional and personal ambition. Illustrated with previously unpublished sketches by Roger Erickson, architect and landscape architect; stunning color photographs of each gate by Ralph Lieberman; and a beautiful hand-drawn three-dimensional aerial map of HarvardYard that denotes the location of each gate by RISD graduate student Christopher Beck.
Blair Kamin is the Pulitzer Prize winning architecture critic for the Chicago Tribune. Kamin's previous books include two collections of his columns: Why Architecture Matters: Lessons from Chicago and Terror and Wonder: Architecture in a Tumultuous Age.