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

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199271627
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 7/7/2005
  • Pages: 154
  • Product dimensions: 9.80 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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Kellogg College, Oxford
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Table of Contents

1 The last enchantments of the neo-Georgian : the Dolphin Quadrangle 1
2 A hive of learning : the Beehive Building 19
3 Vertebrate architecture : the Sir Thomas White Building 43
4 Upper and nether worlds : the Garden Quandrangle 81
5 Into the twenty-first century : the Queen Elizabeth House site 117
App. I The Senior Common Room 123
App. II The Middle Common Room 129
App. III Summary of the main architectural projects carried out, 1945-2005 132
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