Modern Architecture in an Oxford College: St John's College 1945-2005 by Geoffrey TyackModern Architecture in an Oxford College: St John's College 1945-2005 by Geoffrey Tyack

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

byGeoffrey Tyack

Hardcover | May 12, 2005

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This book is a detailed historical study of the post-war architecture of St John's College, Oxford. In the sixty years since 1945 St John's has been one of the major patrons of modern architecture in Oxford and Cambridge, commissioning a series of innovative and successful buildings from asequence of leading architectural practices (Architects Co-Partnership, Arup Associates, MacCormac Jamieson Pritchard). The college's modern buildings epitomise changing architectural ideas and practice over the last sixty years, from the neo-Georgianism of the immediate post-war years through theconfident modernism of the late 1950s to the 1970s, to the post-modernism of more recent years. 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 ofOxford University. It is thus intended to be a contribution to the understanding both of modern collegiate architecture and of reent English architectural in general. Publication will coincide with the 450th anniversary of the foundation of St John's College.
Geoffrey Tyack is a Director, Stanford University Centre in Oxford and Fellow of Kellogg College, Oxford.
Title:Modern Architecture in an Oxford College: St John's College 1945-2005Format:HardcoverDimensions:154 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.61 inPublished:May 12, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199271623

ISBN - 13:9780199271627


Table of Contents

1. The Last Enchantments of the Neo-Georgian: the Dolphin Quadrangle2. A Hive of Learning: the Beehive Building3. Vertebrate Architecture: the Sir Thomas White Building4. Upper and Nether Worlds: the Garden Quadrangle5. Into the Twenty-first Century: the Queen Elizabeth House siteAppendix I: The Senior Common RoomAppendix II: The Middle Common RoomAppendix III: Summary of the Main Architectural Projects carried out, 1945-2005Select BibliographyPhotographic CreditsIndex