Modern architecture in an Oxford college: St John's College, 1945-2005

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Oxford University Press, May 12, 2005 - Architecture - 142 pages
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In the sixty years since 1945 St John's College, Oxford has been one of the major patrons of modern architecture in Oxford and Cambridge, commissioning a series of innovative and successful buildings from a sequence of leading architectural practices. Geoffrey Tyack discusses these buildings in detail, with the help of copious illustrations, placing each building within the context of its architect's oeuvre and relating it to the changing character of Oxford University. It is thus intended to be a contribution to the understanding both of modern collegiate architecture, and of recent English architecture in general. Publication will coincide with the 450th anniversary of the foundation of the College.

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This is a fantastic book that anyone who is a member of St John's should read. It covers the Beehive, Tommy White and Garden Quad in glorious detail, and has helped me appreciate and understand them ... Read full review


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Geoffrey Tyack is Director of the Stanford University Centre in Oxford.

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