Oxford

Author:   Matthew Rice
Publisher:   White Lion Publishing
ISBN:  

9780711239326


Pages:   208
Publication Date:   01 October 2019
Format:   Hardback
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Oxford is one of the jewels of European architecture, much loved and much visited. The city offers an unparallelled collection of the best of English building through the centuries. From the author of Rices Architectural Primer, Matthew Rices Oxford is 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.Mostly the focus is on architectural detail, but bigger themes emerge over the course of the book. Rice describes how the city has been shaped by its topography and geology, but 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. 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 on Building 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 authors own hand, and these can range from the witty to exasperated World of Interiors on Building Norfolk

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Author:   Matthew Rice
Publisher:   White Lion Publishing
Imprint:   White Lion Publishing
ISBN:  

9780711239326


ISBN 10:   0711239320
Pages:   208
Publication Date:   01 October 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Matthew Rice is a painter, designer and writer. He is the author of Rices Architectural Primer, Rices Church Primer and Village Buildings of Britain, to which Prince Charles contributed a foreword. He lives in Oxfordshire.

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