Selections from The Architectural History of the University of Cambridge: King's College and Eton College

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Hailed as 'one of the most important contributions to the social and intellectual history of England which has ever been made by a Cambridge man', Robert Willis's monumental architectural history of the University of Cambridge is here reprinted. Its unique collection of over three hundred plans, antique and specially commissioned engravings is alone sufficient to make this an indispensable work of reference on Cambridge architecture before the onset of the modern age. This selection from the Architectural History...

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Overview

Hailed as 'one of the most important contributions to the social and intellectual history of England which has ever been made by a Cambridge man', Robert Willis's monumental architectural history of the University of Cambridge is here reprinted. Its unique collection of over three hundred plans, antique and specially commissioned engravings is alone sufficient to make this an indispensable work of reference on Cambridge architecture before the onset of the modern age. This selection from the Architectural History presents in a single volume the complete text relating to King's College and Eton College and features a new introduction by David Watkin, Professor Emeritus in the History of Architecture at the Department of Art History at Cambridge University.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521147194
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 9/17/2009
  • Pages: 376
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

1. History of the site of Eton (1440-49) and the site of the old court of King's (1441); 2. History and description of the buildings of the old court of King's; 3. History of the enlarged site of King's; 4. The design of the founder for the two colleges; 5. General history of the chapel and collegiate buildings of Eton, derived from the building accounts, audit-books and other sources to the end of the reign of the founder; 6. General history of the chapel and collegiate buildings of Eton, continued to the present time; 7. Comparison of the existing buildings of Eton with the will of King Henry the sixth and with the information derived from the accounts; 8. History of the separate buildings of Eton: chapel, hall, library, Provost's lodge etc; 9. History of King's College Chapel; 10. Comparison of King's College Chapel with the will of King Henry the sixth and with the information derived from the accounts; 11. History of the King's College Chapel, continued to the present time; 12. History of the separate buildings of King's College; Chronological summary; Appendix.

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