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An Illini place : building the University of Illinois campus

Author: Lex Tate; John Franch
Publisher: Urbana, Illinois : University of Illinois Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This project is an interpretive and thematic look at the Urbana-Champaign campus from 1867 through 2015 via its planning, architecture and landscaping. It includes chapters that apply nine themes across time; a chapter on campus icons, most still standing; and a chapter of buildings, arenas and other spaces made possible by private gift money. Primary sources include correspondence, official reports, dedication
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Tate, Lex.
Illini place.
Urbana, Illinois : University of Illinois Press, 2017
(DLC) 2017015958
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lex Tate; John Franch
ISBN: 9780252041112 0252041119
OCLC Number: 962232242
Description: xv, 232 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Foreword by Stanley O. Ikenberry --
Acknowledgments --
Invitation to the Companion Web Site --
Prairie to Petascale : An Overview --
In the Beginning : Pre-1919 --
Growth and Transformation : 1920-1933 --
Stability and Transition : 1934-1954 --
Building Boom and Bust : 1955-1984 --
Plans, Partners, and Big Ideas : 1985-2015 --
The Neighborhood : Sleep, Eat, Pray --
Gifts and Givers : Donor Buildings --
Campus Icons.
Responsibility: Lex Tate and John Franch ; foreword by Stanley O. Ikenberry.

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"This project is an interpretive and thematic look at the Urbana-Champaign campus from 1867 through 2015 via its planning, architecture and landscaping. It includes chapters that apply nine themes across time; a chapter on campus icons, most still standing; and a chapter of buildings, arenas and other spaces made possible by private gift money. Primary sources include correspondence, official reports, dedication programs and the like housed in the University Archives; transcripts of oral histories done outside the University; interviews by the authors; and other common sources. It is rich in archival research but is written for a lay audience that might wonder: Why does the University of Illinois campus at Urbana-Champaign look as it does today? A web companion to the book, hosted by the University of Illinois Press, includes short stories about ten planners, architects and presidents who were key to the campus's physical development, and inventories of campus plans and buildings, current and long-gone"--

"Why does the University of Illinois campus at Urbana-Champaign look as it does today? Drawing on a wealth of research and featuring more than one hundred color photographs, An Illini Place provides an engrossing and beautiful answer to that question. Lex Tate and John Franch trace the story of the university's evolution through its buildings. Oral histories, official reports, dedication programs, and developmental plans both practical and quixotic inform the story. The authors also provide special chapters on campus icons and on the buildings, arenas and other spaces made possible by donors and friends of the university. Adding to the experience is a web companion that includes profiles of the planners, architects, and presidents instrumental in the campus's growth, plus an illustrated inventory of current and former campus plans and buildings"--

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