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An Illini Place: Building the University of Illinois Campus
by Lex Tate and John Franch
University of Illinois Press, 2017
eISBN: 978-0-252-09981-6 | Cloth: 978-0-252-04111-2
Library of Congress Classification LD2381.T37 2017
Dewey Decimal Classification 378.1960977366

Why does the University of Illinois campus at Urbana-Champaign look as it does today? Drawing on a wealth of research and featuring more than one hundred color photographs, An Illini Place provides an engrossing and beautiful answer to that question. Lex Tate and John Franch trace the story of the university's evolution through its buildings. Oral histories, official reports, dedication programs, and developmental plans both practical and quixotic inform the story. The authors also provide special chapters on campus icons and on the buildings, arenas and other spaces made possible by donors and friends of the university. Adding to the experience is a web companion that includes profiles of the planners, architects, and presidents instrumental in the campus's growth, plus an illustrated inventory of current and former campus plans and buildings.

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