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A Setting For Excellence: The Story of the Planning and by Frederick W. Mayer

By Frederick W. Mayer

While there are occasions whilst the combination of outdated and new constructions and the chaotic actions of millions of scholars can provide a haphazard visual appeal to the college, campus making plans has in truth develop into a hugely subtle kind of structure. this is often established in a powerful model by way of this immensely informative and pleasing historical past of the evolution of the campuses of the collage of Michigan by way of Fred Mayer, who served for greater than 3 a long time because the campus planner for the collage in the course of a major interval of its progress in the course of the overdue 20th century. via tracing the advance of the Michigan campus from its early days to the current, in the context of the evolution of upper schooling in the United States, Mayer presents a robust argument for the significance of rigorous and enlightened campus making plans as a serious component to the training surroundings of the college. His finished heritage 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 techniques its bicentennial in 2017. maybe extra vital, Mayer’s ebook offers a priceless treatise at the evolution of campus making plans as an architectural discipline.

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A Setting For Excellence: The Story of the Planning and Development of the Ann Arbor Campus of the University of Michigan

Whereas there are occasions while the combination of outdated and new constructions and the chaotic actions of millions of scholars may give a haphazard visual appeal to the collage, campus making plans has in reality develop into a hugely subtle type of structure. this can be confirmed in a resounding style by means of this immensely informative and pleasing heritage of the evolution of the campuses of the college of Michigan through Fred Mayer, who served for greater than 3 many years because the campus planner for the collage in the course of a tremendous interval of its development through the overdue 20th century.

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