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The Comfort of The Past: Building Styles and Patronage in Oxford and Beyond 1815-2015

Parissien, Steven

Published by Paul Holberton Publishing
ISBN 10: 1907372776 / ISBN 13: 9781907372773
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Title: The Comfort of The Past: Building Styles and...

Publisher: Paul Holberton Publishing

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

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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. Num Pages: 208 pages, 200 colour and b/w. BIC Classification: 1DBKESF; 3JH; 3JJ; 3JM; AMC; AMX. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 252 x 291 x 25. Weight in Grams: 1528. . 2015. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781907372773

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Synopsis: 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.

About the Author: Director of Compton Verney museum and gallery in Warwickshire and currently Visiting Fellow at Kellogg College, Oxford

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