Architecture of Knowledge: Hawksmoor and Oxford (Hardcover)

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Nicholas Hawksmoor's dream of a new Oxford, though only partly realized between 1708 and 1736, remains one of the most striking examples of the architecture of knowledge from the early modern period. This was a time of enlightened experimentation on paper and in stone. Intellectuals and their chosen architect envisaged a network of streets, paths, gates and squares connecting newly designed colleges, libraries and the university press. Complementing the feverish activity of the worksites the study, collecting and dissemination of architecture was profoundly reshaped. Building, thinking and learning are entwined in this episode as never before in the history of a great university as it pivoted from medieval to modern. The graphic legacy of this ferment is illustrated with an abundance of drawings, prints and treatises, many published here for the first time.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781905375974
ISBN-10: 1905375972
Publisher: Harvey Miller
Publication Date: July 1st, 2024
Pages: 320
Language: English