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Modern Architecture in an Oxford College By Geoffrey Tyack

Modern Architecture in an Oxford College by Geoffrey Tyack

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Discussing the buildings of Oxford and Cambridge and with the help of illustrations, this book places each building within the context of its architect's oeuvre and relating it to the changing character of Oxford University. It is intended to be a contribution to the understanding of modern collegiate architecture, and of English architecture.

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Modern Architecture in an Oxford College: St John's College 1945-2005 by Geoffrey Tyack

This book is a detailed historical study of the post-war architecture of St John's College, Oxford. In the sixty years since 1945 St John's 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 (Architects Co-Partnership, Arup Associates, MacCormac Jamieson Pritchard). The college's modern buildings epitomise changing architectural ideas and practice over the last sixty years, from the neo-Georgianism of the immediate post-war years through the confident modernism of the late 1950s to the 1970s, to the post-modernism of more recent years. 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 reent English architectural in general. Publication will coincide with the 450th anniversary of the foundation of St John's College.

Table of Contents

1. The Last Enchantments of the Neo-Georgian: the Dolphin Quadrangle ; 2. A Hive of Learning: the Beehive Building ; 3. Vertebrate Architecture: the Sir Thomas White Building ; 4. Upper and Nether Worlds: the Garden Quadrangle ; 5. Into the Twenty-first Century: the Queen Elizabeth House site ; Appendix I: The Senior Common Room ; Appendix II: The Middle Common Room ; Appendix III: Summary of the Main Architectural Projects carried out, 1945-2005 ; Select Bibliography ; Photographic Credits ; Index

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GOR002686662
9780199271627
0199271623
Modern Architecture in an Oxford College: St John's College 1945-2005 by Geoffrey Tyack
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Oxford University Press
2005-06-01
160
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