John Galen Howard and the University of California: The Design of a Great Public University Campus
By: Sally Byrne Woodbridge (author)Hardback
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Architectural historian Sally B. Woodbridge illuminates the career of John Galen Howard, the University of California's first supervising architect from 1901 to 1924. Howard, a New Englander who had attended MIT and the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, worked in the offices of H. H. Richardson and McKim, Mead & White and spent a year in Los Angeles before entering the 1898-99 international competition for an architectural plan for the University of California campus. The competition was sponsored by Phoebe A. Hearst, whose generous funding of it made the University of California known throughout the United States and Europe as a major public institution of higher education. Woodbridge conveys the energy of the turn-of-the-century leaders of the university who, with John Galen Howard, established the campus architecture and setting as the embodiment of their commitment to create a public university of the highest quality.
In addition to the lively story of the Hearst competition and its unexpected outcome, Woodbridge provides detailed descriptions of the major campus buildings designed by Howard and an account of his twenty-five-year career in architectural education as the founder and head of the University of California's School of Architecture. Including a chronology and an annotated bibliography, her book fills in the social context of Howard's work and the character of the campus community during the first quarter of the twentieth century.
Among Sally B. Woodbridge's books are Bernard Maybeck: Visionary Architect (1992), San Francisco Architecture (1992), Details: The Architect's Art (1991), and Bay Area Houses (1988). In 1993 Woodbridge received national honors from the American Institute of Architects for her work as a writer and historian.
Acknowledgments 1. The Early Years to 1888 2. Paris and New York: 1889 1895 3. The University of California and the 1898 1899 International Competition for the Hearst Architectural Plan 4. Postcompetition Reversals 5. Supervising Architect for the Hearst Architectural Plan: 1901 1903 6. The Move to California in 1902 7. The President's House, California Hall, and the Hearst Mining Building: 1901 1907 8. University Work, Private Practice, and the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition: 1904 1907 9. Doe Library, Boalt Hall, and Sather Gate: 1907 1917 10. Expositions in Seattle, San Francisco, and San Diego: 1909 1915 11. The San Francisco Civic Center and a Trial: 1911 1913 12. A Move and the Publication of Brunelleschi 13. The College of Agriculture, Sather Tower, Hilgard, Wheeler, and Gilman Halls, and Campus Landscaping: 1910 1917 14. World War I and Postwar Changes at the University: 1917 1924 15. Dismissal as Supervising Architect and a Career as Educator: 1923 1931 Appendix: Buildings by John Galen Howard Notes Selected Bibliography Index
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