Oxford: An Architectural Guide

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Oxford University Press, 1998 - Architecture - 370 pages
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Few cities have a greater concentration of significant architecture than Oxford, England. Within a city of only 130,000 inhabitants there are important buildings, many of them of great beauty, from every period from the eleventh century to the present. In Oxford: An Architectural Guide, Geoffrey Tyack chronicles the architectural development of Oxford--both University and City--from its origins to the late twentieth century, explaining the idiosyncrasies of Oxford's architectural history, and placing the buildings within their historical context.
This copiously illustrated, chronological guide to the glories of Oxford's architecture places the emphasis on what can actually be seen. Tyack suggests a number of walks around Oxford and its immediate environs, providing an ideal companion for the city's visitors and an excellent reference book for architectural enthusiasts. With its lucid style and clear, user-friendly design, Oxford: An Architectural Guide is a unique guide to one of England's most beautiful cities.
 

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Contents

l St PeterintheEast i1 l Iffley church 12 l Christ Church Cathedral
25
The Later Middle Ages
39
New College 39 l Lincoln College 49 l Balliol College 51 l Trinity Durhaml
73
Colour Plates and Maps
82
Painted glass by Abraham van Linge 1641l in the Chapel
114
l Brasenose College 114 l City houses
115
Sheldonian Theatre 123 l Old Ashmolean 127 l Trinity College 131135 l
150
North Quad and Codrington Library 159 l
166
Workingclass housing 238 J St Bamabas church 240 l Randolph Hotel 242 l
257
Town Hall 2591 Carfax 262 l School building 2641 Suburban expansion
267
Oxford Central Area viii
280
Greater Oxford
293
Lady Margaret Hall 279 289 j Science buildings 282 l Rhodes House 284 l
294
Nuffield College 300 j St Johns College 305 318 337 l St Catherines
324
Sainsbury Building 333
336
Walks around Oxford
345

1750 to 1850
173
Library and Canterbury
210
North Oxford 215 232 J University Museum 217 l Exeter College Chapel 223
237
The Chapel of Worcester College
242
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354
Glossary
362
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About the Author:
Geoffrey Tyack is Director of the Stanford University Center in Oxford. His previous publications include Blue Guide to Oxford and Cambridge, Fourth Edition.

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