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071124720X
ISBN-13:
9780711247208
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Oxford

by Matthew Rice

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Overview

Oxford is one of the jewels of European architecture, much loved and much visited. The city offers an unparallelled collection of the best of English building through the centuries. Matthew Rice's Oxford is a feast of delightful watercolour illustrations and an informed and witty text, explaining how the city came into being and what to look out for today.
While the focus is on architectural detail, Rice also describes how the city has been shaped by its history, most of all by generations of patrons who had the education and the resources to commission work from the greatest architects and builders of their day, an astonishing range of which still stands. 
More than anywhere else in England, it is possible in Oxford to take in the history of English architecture simply by walking today's streets, lanes, parks and meadows.


'A lovely book extensively illustrated with his idiosyncratic and witty watercolours' Daily Telegraph on Building Norfolk.
'His pictures sing from the page. Unlike photographs, the medium allows him to 'emphasise, exclude or exaggerate', and its washes are ideal for rendering, say, the uneven colour of a wall of carrstone. Architectural features have annotations in the author's own hand, and these can range from the witty to exasperated' World of Interiors on Building Norfolk


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ISBN-13: 9780711247208
Publisher: White Lion Publishing
Publication date: 10/15/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 28 MB
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About the Author

Matthew Rice is a painter and designer who has written six books on architecture. He lives in a medieval house Oxfordshire and has four grown-up children. 

Table of Contents

Introduction
Monastic Oxford (Early days to 1536)
Parish Churches
Reformation and Restoration (1536–1700)
Hotels, Pubs and Pavilions
Georgian Oxford (1700–1830)
Streets and Houses
The Battle of the Styles (1835–1918)
Civic Pride
Modern Oxford (1945–Today)
Index
Acknowledgements
 

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