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Title:A Classical Adventure: The Architectural History of Downing College, Cambridge
Price:GBP£20.00 (about USD$27.10)
Item ID:B009-3993
Publisher:The Oxbridge Portfolio Ltd, Cambridge, 2015
Edition:Presumed First Edn
Binding:Hardcover (Printed Boards)
Condition:New Book
Dust Jacket:New
The Oxbridge Portfolio Ltd, 2015, Hardcover (Printed Boards), Book Condition: New Book, Dust Jacket Condition: New, Presumed First Edn

A Classical Adventure: The Architectural History of Downing College, Cambridge, tells the full story of the College's buildings from the earliest plans and ideas through to the College of today, illustrated by a wealth of photographs and drawings. Founded in 1800 through the will of the third Sir George Downing, Baronet, it was the first new college to be built in Cambridge for more than 200 years; the first major scheme in the neo-Classical Greek Revival style; and the first instance of the spacious campus plan in collegiate architecture, acting as the precursor to Thomas Jefferson's University of Virginia and the American campus universities that were to follow. For the last 215 years the College has been fully committed to the defining style of its original buildings for all subsequent additions to its spacious site in the centre of Cambridge, and the story of its architecture is traced from the earliest plans and ideas through to the college of today. Photographs (mostly colour) by Tim Rawle and Louis Sinclair ; aerial perspective drawings by Jeremy Bays and Ed Rawle ; sponsored by the Howard Foundation with a printed letter by Alan Howard gifting the book to a student & still in original shrink-wrap plastic cover. Size: Oblong 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 200 pages. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Dust Jacket is in as new condition. Brown titles spine. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Architecture; Cambridge University; East Anglia; Genealogy & Local History; England; Education. ISBN: 0957286740. ISBN/EAN: 9780957286740. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3993.
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