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By Frederick W. Mayer

While there are occasions while the combo of outdated and new structures and the chaotic actions of hundreds of thousands of scholars may give a haphazard visual appeal to the collage, campus making plans has in reality turn into a hugely sophisticated kind of structure. this is often proven in a powerful style by means of this immensely informative and exciting background of the evolution of the campuses of the collage of Michigan through Fred Mayer, who served for greater than 3 a long time because the campus planner for the college in the course of a huge interval of its progress through the overdue 20th century. via tracing the advance of the Michigan campus from its early days to the current, in the context of the evolution of upper schooling in the USA, Mayer presents a robust argument for the significance of rigorous and enlightened campus making plans as a serious portion of the educational setting of the college. His accomplished heritage of campus making plans, illustrated with photographs, maps, and diagrams from Michigan’s heritage, is an exceptional contribution to the university’s historical past because it methods its bicentennial in 2017. maybe extra very important, Mayer’s ebook offers a important treatise at the evolution of campus making plans as an architectural discipline.

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