William L. MacDonald: Architecture (Princeton University)
Artstor and Princeton University have collaborated to release approximately 4,500 images of architecture from the archives of William L. MacDonald in the Digital Library.
The collection in the Artstor Digital Library documents the city of Rome in great depth, as well as ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman architecture, Byzantine and Baroque architecture, and American architecture. The photographs were taken by MacDonald over a period of more than 40 years and include sites that now are largely inaccessible and monuments that have permanently changed.
William L. MacDonald (1921-2010) taught at Wheaton College and Yale University before joining Smith College in 1965, where he concentrated on the architectural history of Classical Rome. In 1974, he was appointed Alice Pratt Brown Professor of Art. His personal collection of slides is held in the Visual Resources Collection of the Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University.
MacDonald's (1921-2010) taught at Wheaton College and Yale University before joining Smith College in 1965, where he remained for the remainder of his career. In 1974, he was appointed Alice Pratt Brown Professor of Art. His publications include: Early Christian and Byzantine Architecture, 1962; The Architecture of the Roman Empire, 1965; The Pantheon: Design, Meaning, and Progeny, 1976; and Hadrian's Villa and its Legacy (with John Pinto), 1995. In 1986, The Architecture of the Roman Empire was re-issued by Yale University Press and has since become the standard text for undergraduate courses in the field. That same year, MacDonald's book was awarded the Alice Davis Hitchcock Book Award by the Society of Architectural Historians, for "the most distinguished work of scholarship in the history of architecture published by a North American scholar."
|Total size of collection*||4,465|
|Percentage of completion||100%|
* Image totals should be regarded as an approximation until a given collection is 100% complete. Users should also bear in mind that the number of images available to them may vary from country to country, reflecting ARTstor’s approach to addressing an international copyright landscape that itself varies from country to country.
Last updated: October 6, 2014