The Architectural History of the University of Cambridge and of the Colleges of Cambridge and Eton

The Architectural History of the University of Cambridge and of the Colleges of Cambridge and Eton

by Robert Willis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521353203

ISBN-13: 9780521353205

Pub. Date: 11/17/1988

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Robert Willis's monumental architectural history of the University of Cambridge, first published in 1886 in a revised and extended edition by his nephew J. W. Clark, was hailed as 'one of the most important contributors to the social and intellectual history of England which has ever been made by a Cambridge man'. The three illustrated text volumes are now reprinted…  See more details below

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Robert Willis's monumental architectural history of the University of Cambridge, first published in 1886 in a revised and extended edition by his nephew J. W. Clark, was hailed as 'one of the most important contributors to the social and intellectual history of England which has ever been made by a Cambridge man'. The three illustrated text volumes are now reprinted for the first time, in their entirety, with new introductory material in Volume 1 by David Watkin. Although 'Willis and Clark' has always been reorganised by architectural historians as one of the greatest studies of the buildings of a single historic city, its wider importance and status have been recognised only more recently by those interested generally in the conservation of buildings and in the historic development of architectural style and taste. Its unique collection of over three hundred plans, antique and specially commissioned engravings is alone sufficient to make this the one indispensable work of reference on Cambridge architecture before the onset of the modern age.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521353205
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/17/1988
Series:
Cambridge Architectural History Series
Pages:
862
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 2.01(d)

Table of Contents

1. Schools, library, senate-house; 2. Printing-house, museums and lecture-rooms for natural science, observatory, Fitzwilliam museum, Selwyn divinity school; 3. Essays on the component parts of a college; Additions to the third volume; Glossary; Index.

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