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University of Toronto : an architectural tour /
by Larry Wayne Richards ; photographs by Tom Arban ; with an essay by Martin L. Friedland ; foreword by George Baird.
1st. ed.
New York : Princeton Architectural Press, 2009.
̀259 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 26 cm.
9781568987194 (alk. paper)
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New York : Princeton Architectural Press, 2009.
9781568987194 (alk. paper)
contents note
Walk one : the historic campus -- Walk two : the east campus -- Walk three : the north campus -- Walk four : the southwest campus -- Walk five : the northwest campus -- Walk six : the medical and health sciences district -- Walk seven : University of Toronto at Scarborough -- Walk eight : University of Toronto at Mississauga (UTM) -- Walk nine : University of Toronto off campus and surroundings.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [256]-259) and index.
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This architectural tour takes readers on a trip through Canada's largest university. Comprised of 11 colleges on three district campuses in downtown Toronto, the university's buildings are architecturally diverse with Gothic, Romanesque, Classical, Modernist, and contemporary styles existing side by side.
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Organized as a series of walks through the distinctive precincts of the University of Toronto's three campuses, this architectural guide offers an intimate view of Canada's largest university. Upper Canada's first institute of higher education was originally built in the nineteenth century in a pastoral setting outside the city limits. The downtown St. George campus deeply embedded in Toronto's dense urban core serves a community of 70,000 students. One of the highest-ranked universities in the world, it contains some of the finest architecture in Canada, starting with Frederic Cumberland's masterpiece, the Norman Romanesque-style University College, (1859). Other buildings of note include W. G. Storm's impressive Romanesque-revival Victoria College building (1892), Darling and Pearson's Gothic-style Trinity College Building (1925), and Hart House, designed by architects Sproatt and Rolph (1919). In recent years, the university has continued to expand with buildings designed by Sir Norman Foster, Behnisch Architects, KPMB Architects, Diamond and Schmitt, and Pritzker prize-winner Morphosis, among many others.

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