Join us for a book-talk and signing with Douglass Shand-Tucci, author of MIT: The Campus Guide.
MIT: The Campus Guide details the architectural history of the institution, from its founding in Boston’s Back Bay (and subsequent move across the Charles River) to the present. With the school’s emphasis on science, engineering, and mathematics, MIT sheds light on how the campus has played a role in the evolution of the school by highlighting the many innovators (including William Barton Rogers, Steven Holl, Frank Gehry, and more) that have transformed the campus. With stunning photography by John Horner and eight featured walking tours, MIT is a comprehensive, visual guide of this great institution.
Schedule of the evening:
6:30 p.m. Doors open, light refreshments
6:45-7:15 p.m. Author talk
7:15-7:30 p.m. Q&A
7:30-8:00 p.m. Book signing
Douglass Shand-Tucci is a historian of American art and architecture and Boston/New England studies. The author of Harvard University: The Campus Guide (in the same Princeton Architectural Press series), Shand-Tucci has been senior affiliate in the history of architecture in Eliot House, Harvard University, and is ale the biographer of seminal art collector Isabella Steward Gardner. He is the author of a two-volume study of the life and work of Ralph Adams Cram, head of MIT architecture in the 1900s. A regular commentator on WGBH’s website, he offers insightful perspectives on history, art, architecture.