Cambridge Architecture: A Concise Guide

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Using selected examples of buildings from the Middle Ages to the present day as the basis for investigation, this illustrated guide to the architectural history of Cambridge introduces a number of levels of interpretation for those unfamiliar with examining buildings.
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"This lucid, if terse, summary of a large topic is an intelligent study by a lecturer in the Departrment of Architecture in the University of Cambridge. He clearly knows the college buildings inside out...he provides full bibliographical details and much unusual information....It is difficult to be free of prejudice when discussing post-war Cambridge buildings, many of them painful examples of the New Brutalism, but Nicholas Ray makes a valiant attempt." Times Literary Supplement
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521452229
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/1994
  • Pages: 152
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Table of Contents

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1 Introduction 1
2 Cambridge Before the University (Up to 1280) 6
Origins 6
Norman architecture 7
The Normans in Cambridge 10
St Bene't's Church 11
The Round Church (Church of the Holy Sepulchre) 12
St Peter's Church - the font 14
3 The Pattern of the Colleges (1280-1515) 17
University and college 17
The pattern of a college 20
Gothic architecture 21
Corpus Christi College Old Court 25
Queens' College 27
Trinity College 30
Jesus College 33
4 The English Renaissance in Cambridge (1515-1663) 37
The classical language 37
The five orders 40
Classical architecture comes to Cambridge 42
King's College Chapel - the chancel stalls and screen 43
Gonville and Caius College Gate of Honour 45
Christ's College Fellows' Building 48
Clare College 51
5 Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Classicism (1663-1800) 54
Wren in Cambridge 54
The Palladian taste 58
Trinity College Library 60
St Catharine's College - principal court 62
King's College Fellows' Building 64
The Master's Lodge, Peterhouse 66
6 Nineteenth-Century Revivalism (1800-1875) 69
Scholarship and romance 69
Gothic principles 73
Downing College 75
The Old University Library 78
Pembroke College 80
All Saints', Jesus Lane 82
7 Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Eclecticism (1875-1939) 86
'Queen Anne' style 86
The Arts and Crafts and Edwin Lutyens 87
Newnham College 90
The Law School complex 92
Clare Memorial Court and the University Library 95
48 Storey's Way 97
8 Post-War Buildings (1939-1970) 101
The language of Modernism 101
Modernism in Cambridge 104
Gonville and Caius College Harvey Court 106
The History Faculty 108
St John's College Cripps Building 111
Clare Hall 113
9 Building Since 1970 117
Fitzwilliam Chapel 120
Crystallographic Data Centre 121
Glossary 125
Bibliography 128
Index of buildings and people 132
Index of topics 135
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