Oxford Oxford Oxford Oxford Oxford Oxford


$55.60 New In stock Publisher: White Lion Publishing
SKU: HABG9780711239326
ISBN : 9780711239326
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Oxford is one of the jewels of European architecture, much loved and much visited. The city offers?n unparallelled collection of the best of English building through the centuries. Matthew Rice's?xford?s a feast of delightful watercolour illustrations and an informed and witty text, explaining how the city came into being and what to look out for today. While?he focus is on architectural detail, Rice also describes how the city has been shaped by its history,?ost 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.?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. 'A lovely book extensively illustrated with his idiosyncratic and witty watercolours' Daily Telegraph onBuilding Norfolk. 'His pictures sing from the page. Unlike photographs, the medium allows him to 'emphasise, exclude or exaggerate', and its washes are ideal for rendering, say, the uneven colour of a wall of carrstone. Architectural features have annotations in the author's own hand, and these can range from the witty to exasperated' World of Interiors onBuilding NorfolkAbout the AuthorMatthew Rice is a painter and designer who has written six books on architecture.?e lives in a medieval house Oxfordshire and has four grown-up children.

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AuthorRice, Matthew
PublisherWhite Lion Publishing
Publication Year15-10-2019

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