Oxford Jackson: Architecture, Education, Status, and Style by William Whyte

By William Whyte

within the overdue 19th century one guy replaced Oxford endlessly. T. G. Jackson outfitted the exam colleges, the Bridge of Sighs, labored at a dozen schools, and restored a rating of different Oxford icons. He additionally outfitted for lots of of the foremost public colleges, for the college of Cambridge, and on the lodges of courtroom. a chum of William Morris, he used to be a pioneering member of the humanities and crafts second. A exclusive historian, he additionally restored dozens of homes and churches
- and ensured the survival of Winchester Cathedral. As an architectural theorist he was once a pacesetter of the new release that confounded the Gothic Revival and sought to enhance a brand new and sleek kind of building.

Drawing on large archival paintings, and illustrated with 100 photographs, this can be the 1st in-depth research of Jackson's occupation ever written. It sheds mild on a little-known architect and divulges that his structures, his books, and his paintings as an arts and craftsman weren't simply vital of their personal correct, they have been additionally a part of a much broader social swap. Jackson used to be the architect of selection for a selected team of individuals, for the 'intellectual aristocracy' of past due Victorian England. His
buildings have been a way wherein they can articulate their id and display their strong point. They reformed the schools and the universities while he refashioned their image.

Essential analyzing for a person drawn to Victorian structure and nineteenth-century society, this booklet can also be of curiosity to all those that comprehend and love Oxford or Cambridge.

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