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The Canterbury Quadrangle, St.John's College, Oxford By H. M. Colvin

The Canterbury Quadrangle, St.John's College, Oxford
by H. M. Colvin

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A description of how the quadrangle was built, the source of its design and the iconography of its sculpture. The author looks at its place in English architectural history and attitudes towards its conservation.
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The Canterbury Quadrangle, St.John's College, Oxford Summary


The Canterbury Quadrangle, St.John's College, Oxford by H. M. Colvin

The Canterbury Quadrangle at St. John's College is one of the most famous and beautiful of Oxford's historic buildings. It was built in 1631-6 at the expense of William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury, as a gift to his old college and to celebrate his own rise to power as Chancellor of the University and one of the greatest men in Charles I's England. This book describes how the quadrangle was built, investigates the sources of the design and the iconography of the sculptural decoration, and puts forward some new ideas about the place of the Canterbury Quadrangle in English architectural history. The author also investigates the complicated history of the library which occupies two of its sides, and discusses the changing attitudes towards the conservation of the quadrangle that have prevailed during the last hundred years.

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The Canterbury Quadrangle, St.John's College, Oxford Reviews


"Every question that comes to mind, about structure, decoration, or function, is authoritatively addressed; and the illustrations are equally comprehensive."--Times Literary Supplement"An excellently illustrated monograph with all the fascination of a detective story."--The Oxford Times

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GOR009678386
The Canterbury Quadrangle, St.John's College, Oxford by H. M. Colvin
H. M. Colvin
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Oxford University Press
1988-07-07
144
0199201595
9780199201594
N/A
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