11 February 2013

Givens Hall Remembered

I've just ordered a new book by Constantine E. Michaelides, FAIA (aka 'Dinos') called Givens Hall: 1960–1993. He has dedicated the book to "Citizens of Givens Hall – past, present and future".

Book cover.
The book also features an introduction by Dean Carmon Colangelo of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts. Dean Colangelo notes that the publication this year coincides with the Architecture's 100th anniversary and the Urban Design's 50th anniversary.

Dean Carmon Colangelo's Introduction.
The on-demand book (in full color) can be purchased through Lulu.com. I was able to get a 20% discount on the purchase by using a Lulu coupon code FEBBOOKS13 (presumably valid through the end of February).

A portrait of the building and residents from the book.
I spoke with Dinos about the book last night at the Society of Architectural Historians annual dinner and he made it clear that the building itself is not really the focus of the book, rather it is the people, events and memories that were created in Givens Hall ("Open 24 hours").

The illustrations used in this blog post are from Lulu.com's book preview.

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