Oxford: An Architectural Guide by Geoffrey TyackOxford: An Architectural Guide by Geoffrey Tyack

Oxford: An Architectural Guide

byGeoffrey Tyack

Paperback | March 1, 1998

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Few cities have a greater concentration of significant architecture than Oxford. Within a city of only 130,000 inhabitants there are important buildings, many of them of great beauty, from every period from the eleventh century down to the present. Geoffrey Tyack chronicles the architecturaldevelopment of Oxford--both University and City--from its origins to the late twentieth century, explaining the idiosyncracies of Oxford's architectural history, and placing the buildings within their historical context. His approach is chronological, and his emphasis on what can actually be seen.Although many books have been written about individual buildings and various aspects of Oxford architecture, no book of this kind has been published for many years.
Geoffrey Tyack is Director of the Stanford University Centre in Oxford.
Title:Oxford: An Architectural GuideFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8.27 × 5.91 × 0.91 inPublished:March 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198174233

ISBN - 13:9780198174233


Table of Contents

Introduction1. Origins: 900-13502. The Later Middle Ages3. From Reformation to Restoration4. The Age of Classicism5. A Century of Growth: 1750-18506. Victorian Gothic7. Into the Twentieth Century8. From Modernism to Post-ModernismWalksGlossaryAcknoweldgementsIndex

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Few cities have a greater concentration of significant architecture than Oxford, England. This copiously illustrated, chronological guide emphasizes what actually can be seen. Author Geoffrey Tyack suggests a number of walks around Oxford and its immediate environs, providing an ideal companion for the city's visitors and an excellent reference book for architectural enthusiasts. 8 color & 230 b&w plates. 18 plans and maps.