The Comfort of The Past

Building in Oxford and Beyond 1815-2015

Steven Parissien

The Comfort of The Past

Steven Parissien

Distributed for Paul Holberton Publishing

208 pages | 9 2/4 x 11
Cloth $65.00 ISBN: 9781907372773 Published March 2020 For sale in North America only

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.

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