The Comfort of The Past

Building in Oxford and Beyond 1815-2015

Steven Parissien

This groundbreaking architectural history examines what people actually wanted in their institutional and private patronage over the last two centuries as opposed to what architects and theorists thought they should want - as seen through the prism of Oxford's principal building contractor and craft practitioner, Symm & Company.
Publication date:
March 2015
Publisher :
Paul Holberton Publishing
Language:
English
Illustration :
200 colour and b/w
Format Available     Quantity Price
Hardback
ISBN : 9781907372773

Dimensions : 280 X 240 cm
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£40.00
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Overview
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This groundbreaking architectural history examines what people actually wanted in their institutional and private patronage over the last two centuries as opposed to what architects and theorists thought they should want - as seen through the prism of Oxford's principal building contractor and craft practitioner, Symm & Company.

REVIEWS

Beautifully written and lavishly illustrated, The Comfort of the Past also considers the influence of Oxford on country houses in the area and on architecture in America."
RIAS Quarterly