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The Architectural History of the University of Cambridge and of the Colleges of Cambridge and Eton

The Architectural History of the University of Cambridge and of the Colleges of Cambridge and Eton
4 Volume Paperback Set

  • Date Published: September 2009
  • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from December 2022
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9780521147224

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  • Robert Willis' monumental architectural history of the University of Cambridge, first published in 1886 in a revised and extended edition by his nephew J. W. Clark, was hailed as 'one of the most important contributions to the social and intellectual history of England which has ever been made by a Cambridge man.' Although Willis and Clark has always been recognised by architectural historians as one of the greatest studies of the buildings of a single historic city, its wider importance and status are also being recognised by those interested generally in the conservation of buildings and in the historic development of architectural style and taste. Its unique collection of over three hundred plans, antique and specially commissioned engravings is alone sufficient to make this an indispensable work of reference on Cambridge architecture before the onset of the modern age. The first three volumes were reprinted with an introduction by Professor David Watkin in 1988, but that hardback edition lacked the fourth volume of maps. The new paperback reprint brings all four volumes of this classic text together again for the first time since the 19th century.

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    • Date Published: September 2009
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9780521147224
    • length: 2702 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 1 mm
    • weight: 0.39kg
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from December 2022
  • Table of Contents

    Volume One: Introduction
    Clare Hall
    Pembroke College
    Gonville and Caius College
    Trinity Hall
    Corpus Christi College
    King's College and Eton College
    Volume Two: Queen's College
    St Catharine's Hall
    Jesus College
    Christ's College
    St John's College
    Magdalene College
    Trinity College
    Emmanuel College
    Sidney Sussex College
    Downing College
    Volume Three: Schools, library and Senate House
    Printing House, museums and lecture-rooms for natural science, observatory, Fitzwilliam museum and Selwyn Divinity School
    Essays on the component parts of a college
    Volume Four: Maps and large scale architectural drawings referred to in the first three volumes.

  • Author

    Robert Willis


    John Willis Clark, Trinity College, Cambridge

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