Apostles in England: Sir James Thornhill and the Legacy of Raphael's Tapestry Cartoons Architect of Dreams: The Theatrical Vision of Joseph Urban Architecture in Print: Design and Debate in the Soviet Union 1919–1935, Selections from the Collection of Stephen Garmey Arte Povera: Selections from the Sonnabend Collection Brushed Voices: Calligraphy in Contemporary China Common Love, Aesthetics of Becoming Edward Koren: The Capricious Line Experiments in the Everyday: Allan Kaprow and Robert Watts—Events, Objects, Documents Goddess, Heroine, Beast: Anna Hyatt Huntington's New York Sculpture, 1902-1936 Guide to Phlamoudhi Jean Fautrier, 1898–1964 Mastering McKim's Plan: Columbia's First Century on Morningside Heights Moscow: City, Spectacle, Capital of Photography The New Acropolis Museum The Old World Builds the New: The Guastavino Company and the Technology of the Catalan Vault, 1885–1962 Paris as Gameboard: Man Ray's Atgets Percival Goodman: Architect, Planner, Teacher, Painter Pictures for Books: Photographs by Thomas Roma "Please, teach me..." Rainer Ganahl and the Politics of Learning The Post-Pre-Raphaelite Print: Etching, Illustration, Reproductive Engraving, & Photography in England in and around the 1860s Reflection: Seven Years in Print—The LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies Restoring Byzantium: The Kariye Camii in Istanbul & the Byzantine Institute Restoration Revolutions: A Century of Makonde Masquerade in Mozambique Robert Moses and the Modern City: The Transformation of New YorkRobert Smithson Unearthed: Drawings, Collages, Writings Sexual Difference: Both Sides of the Camera Social Forces Visualized: Photography and Scientific Charity, 1900-1920 Treasures Rediscovered: Chinese Stone Sculpture from the Sackler Collections at Columbia University The Troubled Search: The Work of Max Abramovitz Unfaded Pageant: Edwin Austin Abbey's Shakespearean Subjects Victorian Pleasures: American Board and Table Games of the Nineteenth Century from the Liman Collection
Mastering McKims Plan: Columbias First Century on Morningside Heights

Mastering McKim's Plan
Columbia's First Century on Morningside Heights

Barry Bergdoll, Hollee Haswell, and Janet Parks
Wallach Art Gallery, 1997
Distributed by Columbia University Press
8 1/2 x 11", 249 pp., 171 illus., 17 in color
ISBN I-884919-05-7, Cloth, $50
ISBN I-884919-04-9, Paper, $35

Perched on Morningside Heights on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, Columbia University is one of the world's most distinguished centers of learning. It is also one of New York City's leading architectural attractions, not only representing a strong relationship between an institution and a neighborhood where the campus intertwines with the daily life of the city—but also reflecting the creativity and diversity, the competitiveness and toughness, of its setting.

Drawing on an abundance of materials from Columbia's Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, this book charts the architectural trajectory of this famed institution and celebrates the centennial of architect Charles Follen McKim's enduring vision of a spatially unified, architecturally integrated urban university.

The brilliant architectural master plan of Columbia University was commissioned in 1894 during a time of changing architectural, educational, and urban trends. The move of the campus from lower Manhattan to Midtown, and eventually to Morningside Heights, offered McKim the opportunity to integrate his sense of the monumental importance of a great university with the civic responsibility of such an institution. The genesis and eventual implementation of a master plan are rare in the history of American campus design, and Columbia's architecture is unique in that it continued to be governed by a unified vision that helped shape its identity for a full century.

At once a lavishly illustrated history of a university's architecture and a dialogue about the changing debates in American architecture, Mastering McKim's Plan will be cherished by architectural historians and historians of New York City as well as by general readers.