The Most Beautiful Universities in the World
invites readers to discover more than 20 hallowed halls of higher learning, from the University of Bologna; the Western world’s first university, founded in 1088, to the Sorbonne in France to Cambridge University in England to Yale University in the United States and many other architecturally significant universities in between.
Following his acclaimed books on the world’s most beautiful libraries and opera houses, photographer Guillaume de Laubier now turns his lens toward a new aspect of world heritage. Sumptuous photographs showcase amphitheaters, libraries, reception halls and hidden gardens, while the text describes the history of each campus, its architecture, research disciplines and reference collections.
Universities Featured: University of Bologna, Italy (1088) University of Salamanca, Spain (1218) University of Oxford, England (1250) Sorbonne, Paris, France (1253) University of Cambridge, England (1284) University of Coimbra, Portugal (1290) Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland (1363) Heidelberg University, Germany (1386) Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany (1472) Uppsala University, Sweden (1477) Trinity Collage Dublin, Ireland (1592) Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States (1701) University of Wroclaw, Poland (1702) Princeton Univeristy, New Jersey, United States (1746) National School of Fine Arts, Paris France (1816) University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, Unitest States (1819) McGill University, Montreal, Canada (1821) American University of Beirut, Lebanon (1866) Stanford University, California, United States (1885) Royal Holloway, University of London, England (1886) University of Chicago, Illinois, United States (1890) Qatar University at Doha, Qatar (1973) Rolex Learning Center, Lausanne, Switserland (2010)