Acclaimed Prairiescapes photographer Larry Kanfer presents his alma mater in his newest book as only he can. Through the eyes of an artist attuned to the details of place and space, Kanfer reveals the familiar vistas and landmarks that make the University of Illinois a special place for tens of thousands of students and alumni each year. A proud graduate of the University of Illinois himself, Kanfer shows the Urbana-Champaign campus from the North Quad to the South Farms, capturing campus events, iconic buildings, and architectural details from inside and outside. Crowds roar as they cheer on the Fighting Illini in Memorial Stadium and Assembly Hall, and undergrads share a quiet moment between classes at the Illini Union. The images illustrate the splendor of the university's academic buildings and the grandeur of its libraries, its intimate corners and vaulted lecture halls, its museums and residence halls. Accompanying text by Alaina Kanfer provides the history and lore of landmarks such as Lorado Taft's Alma Mater sculpture and the venerable Morrow Plots. A must-have for students, graduates, parents, and fans, Illini Loyalty memorably conveys Larry Kanfer's fierce devotion to the Urbana-Champaign campus.
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 1166 g
Dimensions: 254 x 292 x 17 mm
"For more than thirty years I have photographed the University of Illinois through a lens of love and analytical observation. This collection is my attempt at communicating the incredible richness the university adds to the lives of students, alumni, faculty, staff, townies, and visitors; its tradition of greatness; and its promise for the future. By focusing on the grand icons, notables associated with the University of Illinois, and everyday details that are easy to overlook, I hope this book reveals the labor, learning, and loyalty that are the Illini experience."--from the preface by Larry Kanfer
"Kanfer has photographed the U of I campus for more than 30 years, artfully capturing its beauty throughout the seasons. Illini Loyalty pairs his evocative photos with Alaina Kanfer's richly detailed text blocks, which provide historical perspective."--LifeTimes