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William Whyte - Oxford Jackson - 9780199296583 - V9780199296583
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Oxford Jackson

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Description for Oxford Jackson hardcover. This is the first biography of T. G. Jackson, an architect who transformed the image of Oxford, rebuilt public schools, and became a leading architect of the arts and crafts movement. Although many of his buildings are famous, until now he has been little known. Yet his work illuminates a whole society as well as an individual. Series: Oxford Historical Monographs. Num Pages: 284 pages, 100 in-text half-tones. BIC Classification: 1DBKE; 1DBKESF; 3JH; AMB; HBJD1; HBLL. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 242 x 164 x 23. Weight in Grams: 585.
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 at the 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 ... Read more

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Oxford University Press United Kingdom
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Oxford Historical Monographs
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In this attractive book, William Whyte has wisely and ably brought Sir Thomas Graham Jackson out of the peculiar obscurity to which much of the twentieth century consigned him.
Simona Langella
Dr William Whyte s research has made a highly original contribution by integrating architecture and the built environment into cultural and intellectual history...a work of profound scholarship ... Read more

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