Williams College: The Campus Guide
Nestled in the Berkshire Mountains in western Massachusetts, Williams Collegeroutinely ranks atop the best liberal arts colleges in the United States. The 450-acrecampus, master-planned by the esteemed Olmsted Brothers, is home to 2,000students and 100 academic and residential buildings, some dating back to the late18th century. This beautifully written and illustrated portrait showcases many fineexamples of American campus architecture by Cram Goodhue & Ferguson; Shepley,Bulfinch, Richardson & Abbot; Stanford White; Mitchell-Giurgola; Tadao Ando;Cambridge Seven; Bohlin Cywinski Jackson; Einhorn, Yaffee, Prescott; and PolshekPartners. Williams College: The Campus Guide, with newly commissioned color photography and axonometric color maps to engage visitors, students, and alumni, is the newest edition to the acclaimed Campus Guide series of American colleges and universities.
The Berkshire Eagle
This new architectural tour book, written by the college's Eugene J. Johnson, professor emeritus of art, and Michael J. Lewis, Faison-Pierson-Stoddard professor of art, splits the 450-acre campus into six walkable tours full of beautiful architecture and rich history.
Williams College: The Campus Guide is more than a tour of the distinguished liberal arts college in far northwestern Massachusetts. It is rather a scholarly history and informed analysis of the school's buildings and their role in shaping the visual identity of a hitherto architecturally undocumented place....This biography of Williams College and its architecture is told as a family epic: A complicated life, full of intrigue, might-have-beens, and triumphs. Or as Adam Falk, president from 2010 to 2017, writes in a foreword, the guide is 'historically insightful, compulsively readable, visually stunning, and infused with a healthy dose of irreverence.'