Through the Arch captures UGA's colorful past, dynamic
present, and promising future in a novel way: by surveying its
buildings, structures, and spaces. These physical features are the
university's most visible-and some of its most valuable-resources.
Yet they are largely overlooked, or treated only passingly, in
histories and standard publications about UGA.
Through text and photographs, this book places buildings and spaces
in the context of UGA's development over more than 225 years. After
opening with a brief historical overview of the university, the
book profiles over 140 buildings, landmarks, and spaces, their
history, appearance, and past and current usage, as well as their
namesake, beginning with the oldest structures on North Campus and
progressing to the newest facilities on South and East Campus and
the emerging Northwest Quadrant. Many profiles are supplemented
with sidebars relating traditions, lore, facts, or alumni
recollections associated with buildings and spaces.
More than just landmarks or static elements of infrastructure,
buildings and spaces embody the university's values, cultural
heritage, and educational purpose. These facilities-many more than
a century old-are where students learn, explore, and grow and where
faculty teach, research, and create. They harbor the university's
history and traditions, protect its treasures, and hold memories
for alumni. The repository for books, documents, artifacts, and
tools that contain and convey much of the accumulated knowledge and
wisdom of human existence, these structures are the legacy of
generations. And they are tangible symbols of UGA's commitment to
improve our world through education.
113 color photos throughout
19 black-and-white historical photos
Over 140 profiles of buildings, landmarks, and spaces
Supplemental sidebars with traditions, lore, facts, and alumni
Subjects: Education, History, Architecture and Architectural History
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