This site is dedicated to the book, Princeton Modern: Highlights of Campus Architecture from the 1960s to the Present. Written, designed and photographed by Dale H. Cotton, the book is intended as a walking guide for visitors who wish to explore and learn more about Princeton University’s stunning collection of modern campus buildings.
The Ivy League school, typified by its Collegiate Gothic style, features a little-known yet growing array of modern masterpieces, designed by world-famous architects, including Frank Gehry, Rafael Viñoly, Robert Venturi and Michael Graves. It is the author’s intent that visitors to the campus, this blog and readers of the book share his fascination and admiration for these exciting designs.
Princeton Modern: Highlights of Campus Architecture from the 1960s to the Present is published by the Princeton University Office of Communications. The author wishes to acknowledge the following people without whom this book would not have been possible: Jon Hlafter, University architect emeritus, who wrote the foreword and provided keen commentary and critique throughout the editing process; Laurel Masten Cantor, director of publications and strategy at Princeton’s Office of Communications, who gave him an audience and brought his ideas to fruition; Anne St. Mauro, assistant vice president for design and construction at Princeton; and numerous other university staff members who opened the doors (and windows) to help him get the best possible photographs. Thank you all.
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