University of Pennsylvania: the Campus GuidePaperback Campus Guides
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- Publisher: PRINCETON ARCHITECTURAL PRESS
- Format: Paperback | 256 pages
- Dimensions: 160mm x 251mm x 18mm | 635g
- Publication date: 1 May 2002
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 1568983158
- ISBN 13: 9781568983158
- Edition: 1
- Illustrations note: 170 colour photographs, maps
Benjamin Franklin, founder of America's first university, the University of Pennsylvania, hoped that its students would learn "everything that is useful and everything that is ornamental". The same might be said of the architecture of the campus, both useful and ornamental. This volume takes readers on an insider's tour of this historic school. It presents architectural walks of a campus that is distinguished by landmark buildings. The author traces the university's rich history from its founding in 1749 to the present wave of construction on the modern campus. There are coloured maps and detailed descriptions of the buildings.
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George E. Thomas lectures at the University of Pennsylvania on historic preservation and urban studies. His numerous publications include William L. Price and Frank Furness: The Complete Works.