Cambridge Architecture: A Concise Guide by Nicholas RayCambridge Architecture: A Concise Guide by Nicholas Ray

Cambridge Architecture: A Concise Guide

byNicholas Ray

Paperback | October 28, 1994

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This illustrated introduction to the architecture of Cambridge uses selected examples of buildings from the Middle Ages to the present day as the basis for an investigation into architecture itself. The author describes the way in which buildings are composed, how they may in turn be "read," and introduces a number of levels of interpretation for those who may be unfamiliar with looking at buildings. Each chapter contains a map locating the examples discussed, and notes for further reading. The book is aimed at anyone interested in the history of architecture, and assumes no previous technical knowledge of the subject.
Title:Cambridge Architecture: A Concise GuideFormat:PaperbackDimensions:156 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.31 inPublished:October 28, 1994Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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ISBN - 10:0521458552

ISBN - 13:9780521458559

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Cambridge before the university (up to 1280); 3. The pattern of the colleges (1280-1515); 4. The English Renaissance in Cambridge (1515-1663); 5. Seventeenth- and eighteenth-century classicism (1663-1800); 6. Nineteenth-century revivalism 1800-1875; 7. Late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century eclecticism (1875-1939); 8. Post-war buildings (1939-1970); 9. Buildings since 1970; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"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