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Author Laubier, Guillaume de, photographer

Title The most beautiful universities in the world / photographs by Guillaume de Laubier ; text by Jean Serroy ; translated from the French by Zachary R. Townsend
Edition Abrams edition
Published New York : Abrams Inc., 2015
New York : Abrams, 2015


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Description 239 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents University of Bologna, Italy (1088) -- University of Salamanca, Spain (1218) -- University of Oxford, England (1250) -- Sorbonne, Paris, France (1253) -- University of Cambridge, England (1284) -- University of Coimbra, Portugal (1290) -- Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland (1363) -- Heidelberg University, Germany (1386) -- Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany (1472) -- Uppsala University, Sweden (1477) -- Trinity College Dublin, Ireland (1592) -- Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States (1701) -- University of Wrocław, Poland (1702) -- Princeton University, New Jersey, United States (1746) -- National School of Fine Arts, Paris, France (1816) -- University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States (1819) -- McGill University, Montreal, Canada (1821) -- American University of Beirut, Lebanon (1866) -- Stanford University, California, United States (1885) -- Royal Holloway, University of London, England (1886) -- University of Chicago, Illinois, United States (1890) -- Qatar University at Doha, Qatar (1973) -- Rolex Learning Center, Lausanne, Switzerland (2010)
Summary The most beautiful universities in the world' invites us to discover more than 30 hallowed halls of higher learning, moving from the University of Bologna--the western world's first university, founded in 1088--to the Sorbonne in Paris, to Cambridge University in England, to Harvard University in the United States, while also featuring many other stunning and respected universities in between. After his acclaimed books that explored the world's most beautiful libraries and opera houses, photographer Guillaume de Laubier now turns his lens toward a new aspect of world heritage. Sumptuous photographs showcase amphitheaters, libraries, reception halls and hidden gardens, while the text describes the history of each campus, its architecture, research disciplines and reference collections. List of universities to be featured: 1.University of Heidelberg (Germany) 2.University of Rostock (Germany) 3.McGill University Montreal (Canada) 4.College de Valleyfield (Canada) 5.Tsinghua University, Beijing (China) 6.University of Aarhus (Denmark) 7.University of Salamanca (Spain) 8.The University of California, Berkeley CA (USA) 9.Harvard University, Cambridge MA (USA) 10.Stanford University, Stanford CA (USA)
Notes "Published simultaneously in French as Les Plus Belles Universitiés du monde by Éditions de La Martinière"--Colophon
Subject College buildings -- Pictorial works.
Decoration and ornament, Architectural -- Pictorial works.
Historic buildings -- Pictorial works.
School decoration -- Pictorial works.
Universities and colleges -- Pictorial works.
Genre/Form Illustrated works.
Author Serroy, Jean, author
LC no. 2015932709
ISBN 141971788X
Other Titles Plus belles université́s du monde. English