Hardcover with dust jacket. First printing. Book and jacket are in fine condition; a crisp, bright copy. With remainder mark. Photos in black and white and color of Caltech buildings and building details. Not price-clipped. 4to. 287 pp. including index. Heavy--will require additional postage if shipped outside the U.S. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: The campus of the California Institute of Technology was destined for architectural greatness when, in 1915, the university's visionary founder, astronomer George Ellery Hale, retained one of New York's preeminent architects, Bertram Goodhue, to devise a master plan for 22 acres of orange groves in what was then rural Pasadena. Goodhue's eclectic "planted patios and shaded portales, sheltering walls, and Persian pools" set the tone for the campus's illustrious architectural future.?
Throughout the first half of the century, Caltech's nearly continuous expansion would spawn such architectural jewels as the Athenaeum, a combination Italian villa and Spanish hacienda; Greene and Greene's bungalow-style student union; and the gardens of landscape architects Beatrix Ferrand and Florence Yoch, who thoughtfully mixed the campus's Mediterranean themes with its natural California setting.?
Well-researched and informative, this book details the organizational and architectural elements that have made Caltech a model for scientific institutions the world over. Rare photographs of lost and altered buildings portray an early Pasadena with ambitious plans to become a cultural mecca, while contemporary images reflect the Institute's continued dedication to a rich architectural future.
Review: A work of immaculate scholarship that is highly readable, this book tells for the first time the fascinating story of the architectural development of Caltech, one of America's greatest academic institutions. -- Robert W. Winter, Professor Emeritus of the History of Ideas, Occidental College
Title: Caltech's Architectural Heritage: From ...
Publisher: Balcony Press
Publication Date: 2000
Book Condition: Fine
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