Amherst College: An Architectural Tour
By Blair Kamin '79
Amherst College: The Campus Guide is an architectural tour of one of North America's most prestigious liberal arts colleges. Amherst's one-thousand-acre campus is a living museum of architectural history, bearing the imprint of distinguished firms in architecture and landscape architecture: Frederick Law Olmsted; McKim, Mead & White; Benjamin Thompson; Edward Larrabee Barnes; Shepley Bulfinch; and Michael Van Valkenburgh. Organized as a series of six walks, the guide interweaves the history of the college with the story of the campus's development. Newly commissioned photographs and a hand-drawn pocket map enhance this engaging journey through Amherst's architecture, landscape, interior design, and sculpture.