Frederick W. Mayer's A Setting For Excellence: The Story of the Planning and PDF

By Frederick W. Mayer

ISBN-10: 0472119532

ISBN-13: 9780472119530

While there are occasions whilst the combo of outdated and new structures and the chaotic actions of millions of scholars can provide a haphazard visual appeal to the collage, campus making plans has in truth turn into a hugely sophisticated kind of structure. this is often proven in a powerful type through this immensely informative and interesting background of the evolution of the campuses of the college of Michigan by means of Fred Mayer, who served for greater than 3 a long time because the campus planner for the collage in the course of a tremendous interval of its development in the course of the past due 20th century. by way of tracing the improvement of the Michigan campus from its early days to the current, in the context of the evolution of upper schooling in the USA, Mayer presents a robust argument for the significance of rigorous and enlightened campus making plans as a serious portion of the educational surroundings of the college. His entire historical past of campus making plans, illustrated with pictures, maps, and diagrams from Michigan’s historical past, is a phenomenal contribution to the university’s historical past because it ways its bicentennial in 2017. maybe extra vital, Mayer’s e-book presents a worthy treatise at the evolution of campus making plans as an architectural discipline.

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