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In the Footsteps of Ansel Adams


By Anne Pautler

Published Jan 1, 2014 8:00 AM

Knudsen Hall / Adams 1966 / Cooley 2013
Knudsen Hall has changed very little since Adams shot it, at least outwardly. The repeated curves of the roofline — echoing the Roman arches of Royce Hall — no longer seem as ultra-modern as they did when the building opened in 1963. Another difference — invisible from this angle — is the addition of the new Physics and Astronomy Building, connected to Knudsen Hall on multiple levels. Cooley chose to shoot at dusk, with lights visible in the stairwell and in scattered offices.


Photos by Ansel Adams (top) and Kevin Cooley (bottom)