This hardback book with delightful watercolour illustrations shows that more than anywhere else in England, it is possible in Oxford to take in the history of English architecture simply by walking today's streets, lanes, parks and meadows.
Oxford is one of the jewels of European architecture, much loved and much visited. The city offers an unparalleled collection of the best of English building through the centuries. Matthew Rice's Oxford is a feast of illustrations and an informed and witty text, explaining how the city came into being and what to look out for today.
While the focus is on architectural detail, this also describes how the city has been shaped by its history, most of all by generations of patrons who had the education and the resources to commission work from the greatest architects and builders of their day, an astonishing range of which still stands.
- Hardback - 208 pages
- Dimensions 235mm x 290mm
- ISBN 9780711239326