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

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

by Geoffrey Tyack
 

ISBN-10: 0199271623

ISBN-13: 9780199271627

Pub. Date: 07/07/2005

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

In the sixty years since 1945 St John's College, Oxford 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. Geoffrey Tyack discusses these buildings in detail, with the help of copious illustrations, placing each building

Overview

In the sixty years since 1945 St John's College, Oxford 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. 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 recent English architecture in general. Publication will coincide with the 450th anniversary of the foundation of the College.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199271627
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/07/2005
Pages:
154
Product dimensions:
9.80(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.60(d)

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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