Oxford Jackson: Architecture, Education, Status, and Style 1835-1924

Hardcover | September 30, 2006

byWilliam Whyte

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In the late nineteenth century one man changed Oxford forever. T. G. Jackson built the Examination Schools, the Bridge of Sighs, worked at a dozen colleges, and restored a score of other Oxford icons. He also built for many of the major public schools, for the University of Cambridge, and atthe Inns of Court. A friend of William Morris, he was a pioneering member of the arts and crafts moment. A distinguished historian, he also restored dozens of houses and churches - and ensured the survival of Winchester Cathedral. As an architectural theorist he was a leader of the generation thatrejected the Gothic Revival and sought to develop a new and modern style of building. Drawing on extensive archival work, and illustrated with a hundred images, this is the first in-depth analysis of Jackson's career ever written. It sheds light on a little-known architect and reveals that his buildings, his books, and his work as an arts and craftsman were not just important intheir own right, they were also part of a wider social change. Jackson was the architect of choice for a particular group of people, for the 'intellectual aristocracy' of late Victorian England. His buildings were a means by which they could articulate their identity and demonstrate theirdistinctiveness. They reformed the universities and the schools whilst he refashioned their image.Essential reading for anyone interested in Victorian architecture and nineteenth-century society, this book will also be of interest to all those who know and love Oxford or Cambridge.

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In the late nineteenth century one man changed Oxford forever. T. G. Jackson built the Examination Schools, the Bridge of Sighs, worked at a dozen colleges, and restored a score of other Oxford icons. He also built for many of the major public schools, for the University of Cambridge, and atthe Inns of Court. A friend of William Morris...

William Whyte is a Fellow, tutor and university lecturer in history, St John's College, Oxford.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.91 inPublished:September 30, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199296588

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. 'Recording our Eclectic Age': Jackson and the Dilemma of Style2. 'The Unity of Art': Jackson and the Arts and Crafts3. 'The Maker of Modern Oxford': Jackson and the Architecture of Progress4. 'In the Shadow of Anglo-Jackson': Jackson and the Public Schools5. 'Cambridge at Last!': Jackson and the Architecture of Science6. 'An Intellectual Aristocracy': Jackson, his Clients, and their WorldConclusionBibliographyIndex