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Oxford in Prints


For more than three centuries, Oxford has served as a source of inspiration for fine illustrated books and engraved prints. These works hold an important place in the historical record of the city, showing its identity to be deeply rooted in history while also chronicling Oxford’s development through the architecture of its most beautiful college and university buildings.
With Oxford in Prints, Peter Whitfield has assembled a rich selection of more than seventy illustrations and prints that offer a portrait of Oxford before it became the modern city it is today. Seventeenth-century prints by David Loggan show the medieval origins of Oxford University already overlaid by Tudor and Stuart buildings. Eighteenth-century editions of the Oxford Almanack depict a city dominated by neoclassical ideas. By the nineteenth-century, illustrations in the Almanack had an increasingly romantic feel, with buildings against a natural background of the river, trees, and sky. Each illustration or print is accompanied by an insightful description, including salient historical features.

160 pages | 76 color plates | 11 x 9 2/3 | © 2016

Art: British Art

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Table of Contents

The Agas/Ryther Map
The Old Bodleian Library
The Divinity School
New College
Magfalen College
Merton College
Christ Church
The Church of St Mary the Virgin
The Sheldonian Theatre
University College
Wadham College
St John’s College
Corpus Christi College
Trinity College
The Clarendon Building
The Bucks’ View of Oxford
Carfax Conduit
The Old Ashmolean Museum
Oriel College
All Souls College
Folly Bridge
The Radcliffe Camera
The Queen’s College
All Saints Church
Broad Street
The Radcliffe Infirmary
Pembroke College
Brasenose College
The High Street
Magdalen Bridge
Exter College
The Prince Regent in Oxford
Jesus College
St Edmund Hall & St Peter’s-In-The-East Church
The Radcliffe Observatory
Oxford from Headington Hill
The Botanic Garden
Views of Oxford
Whittock’s View of Oxford
Worcester College
Oxford University Press
The Ashmolean & the Taylorian
Lincoln College
Oxford Castle
Balliol College
The Martyrs’ Memorial
St Giles
The University Museum
Keble College
St Clement’s Church
St Ebbe’s Church
The Examination Schools
Hertford College
Lady Margaret Hall
Artists and Engravers
Picture Sources

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