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The Stones of Yale - SAVE 50%!

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by Adam Van Doren
Foreword by Robert A.M. Stern
Preface by Henry Chauncey, Jr.

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ISBN: 978-1-56792-618-7
Pages: 230
Size: 5.75" x 8.75"
Published: April 2018
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A personal look at the buildings that define Yale University through the eyes of alumni.
Artist Adam Van Doren speaks to alumni as diverse as actor Sam Waterston, writers Christopher Buckley and David McCullough, Yale librarian Judith Schiff, former NFL great Calvin Hill, architect Cesar Pelli among others, and illustrates his book in gorgeous watercolor paintings of the buildings of Yale that interest him most. Rather than an architectural analysis of a building, Van Doren explores the visceral experience of seeing it and being in it. The emphasis is in the stories, in how Yale's buildings made people feel to live and to study in them. This is one-of-a-kind approach that will interest anyone who's felt the intangible power of a building and a place. 

The Stones of Yale is a delight—fresh and highly observant. I will be turning to its pages again and again, I have no doubt. —David McCullough

What makes this book — and all of Van Doren’s work — so unique and compelling is the way in which he encounters the world: open, curious, and always with a lightness of touch and a self-deprecating wit. —Stephanie Koven, The Lakeville Journal
Adam Van Doren
Adam Van Doren received a Master's in architecture from Columbia University and has been a Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome. He teaches at Yale University and has exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., among other institutions. His work is included in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Wadsworth Atheneum, and The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Adam's most book is In the Founders' Footsteps. He and his family make their home in New York City.

Author: Robert A.M. Stern

Robert A.M. Stern is a celebrated architect, teacher, and writer. He was the recipient of the Vincent Scully Prize from the National Building Museum and is the former dean of Yale's School of Architecture. Mr. Stern received a Master's in architecture from Yale and was formerly a professor at Columbia. 

Author: Henry Chauncey, Jr.

Henry "Sam" Chauncey, Jr. was an assistant dean of Yale College, special assistant to the president of Yale (Kingman Brewster) and secretary of the university. He played a major role in bringing about the admission of women to Yale's undergraduate college and in maintaining peace on campus during the turbulent 1960s and 1970s.