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Williams College: The Campus Guide
Eugene J. Johnson, Michael J. Lewis, Ralph Lieberman
200 color illustrations
Publication date: 12/04/2018
|Nestled in the Berkshire Mountains in western Massachusetts, Williams College
routinely ranks atop the best liberal arts colleges in the United States. The 450-acre
campus, master-planned by the esteemed Olmsted Brothers, is home to 2,000
students and 100 academic and residential buildings, some dating back to the late
18th century. This beautifully written and illustrated portrait showcases many fine
examples of American campus architecture by Cram Goodhue & Ferguson; Shepley,
Bulfinch, Richardson & Abbot; Stanford White; Mitchell-Giurgola; Tadao Ando;
Cambridge Seven; Bohlin Cywinski Jackson; Einhorn, Yaffee, Prescott; and Polshek
Partners. Williams College: The Campus Guide, with newly commissioned color photography and axonometric color maps to engage visitors, students, and alumni, is the newest edition to the acclaimed Campus Guide series of American colleges and universities.
Eugene J. Johnson taught art and architectural history at Williams for fifty-two years
and has been published extensively. Michael J. Lewis, is Faison-Pierson-Stoddard
Professor of Art at Williams College and received a Guggenheim Fellowship for his
recent City of Refuge: Separatists and Utopian Town Planning.
Editorial ReviewsThe Berkshire Eagle:
"This new architectural tour book, written by the college's Eugene J. Johnson, professor emeritus of art, and Michael J. Lewis, Faison-Pierson-Stoddard professor of art, splits the 450-acre campus into six walkable tours full of beautiful architecture and rich history. "Architect's Newspaper:
"Williams College: The Campus Guide is more than a tour of the distinguished liberal arts college in far northwestern Massachusetts. It is rather a scholarly history and informed analysis of the school's buildings and their role in shaping the visual identity of a hitherto architecturally undocumented place....This biography of Williams College and its architecture is told as a family epic: A complicated life, full of intrigue, might-have-beens, and triumphs. Or as Adam Falk, president from 2010 to 2017, writes in a foreword, the guide is 'historically insightful, compulsively readable, visually stunning, and infused with a healthy dose of irreverence.'"