West Point U.S. Military Academy

West Point U.S. Military Academy

An Architectural Tour

Book - 2002
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West Point's rolling geography, originally chosen for military reasons, has had a profound effect on the campus plan and architectural design. Founded in 1802 by an act of President Thomas Jefferson, the campus is a showcase of austere Gothic and Romanesque designs by preeminent collegiate architect Ralph Adams Cram, with notable works by Richard Morris Hunt, McKim Mead & White, Paul Cret, and Sasaki and Associates. Beginning August 2001, West Point will celebrate its 200th anniversary, with events for cadets and tourists alike.

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Intending his work as a guide for campus walking tours of the Hudson River campus of the United States Military Academy, Miller (art history, Hendrix College) divides the campus into six "walks," listing and describing buildings and monuments to be seen. The history of the buildings' construction and use are described in each entry. Color photographs accompany the text, presumably for those who would rather tour the campus from an armchair. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Hachette Book Group
West Point's rolling geography, originally chosen for military reasons, has had a profound effect on the campus plan and architectural design. Founded in 1802 by an act of President Thomas Jefferson, the campus is a showcase of austere Gothic and Romanesque designs by preeminent collegiate architect Ralph Adams Cram, with notable works by Richard Morris Hunt, McKim Mead & White, Paul Cret, and Sasaki and Associates. Beginning August 2001, West Point will celebrate its 200th anniversary, with events for cadets and tourists alike.

Publisher: New York : Princeton Architectural Press, 2002
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781568982946
1568982941
Branch Call Number: 917.47 MILLE
Characteristics: xviii, 146 pages, 3 unnumbered pages : color illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Cheek, Richard

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