THE STONES OF YALE
by Adam Van Doren
This book is a revealing and personal portrait of Yale and its buildings that will educate and inspire.
As Robert A. M. Stern has written for the foreword: "It is refreshing to see Yale through its buildings, old and new, as the talent of Adam Van Doren gives them new life."
Paul Goldberger, the Pulitzer Prize winning architecture critic, has written: "Van Doren makes the Yale campus not monumental but intimate, inviting, and warm. It becomes the stuff of fantasy: opulent, surely, but more friendly than haughty." This book offers an exclusive tour behind the gates of Yale's renowned residential colleges such as Davenport and Branford, and explores its fabled secret societies such as Scroll and Key and Skull and Bones, which claims three United States presidents as former members. This book will be a treasure for Yale's alumni, faculty, students, and its larger community, alike.
Even non-Yalies will find much to learn and discover in these pages. "Yale's history is America's history," as Van Doren writes in his introduction. "Over 317 years, the university has evolved with the times, changing considerably since its earliest days as the fledgling Collegiate School."
In addition to a detailed map of the campus, enlightening essays are included here by Henry Chauncey, Jr., former Special Assistant to Yale’s president Kingman Brewster.
"A gorgeous achievement!"
-David Richards, author of Skulls and Keys: The Hidden History of Yale's Secret Societies