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Hugh Casson's Cambridge By The Estate Of Hugh Casson

Hugh Casson's Cambridge by The Estate Of Hugh Casson

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A distinguished architect's pictorial celebration of one of Britain's most famous cities.

Hugh Casson's Cambridge Summary

Hugh Casson's Cambridge by The Estate Of Hugh Casson

The city of Cambridge, situated at the convergence of 'four roads and a sluggish river', can boast a magnificent variety of buildings of every period, forming a mesmerizing man-made landscape. This enchanting illustrated notebook is a celebration of that city, exploring not only the imposing and the impressive aspects to the city but also its more intimate and unusual spaces, textures and silhouettes. Sir Hugh Casson's lively, evocative watercolours and engaging text capture the essence of this magnificent city in a book that will inspire and delight not only the new visitor but also those who, like Sir Hugh himself, have known and loved Cambridge for years.

His analogous architectural analysis of the city of Oxford, rivalling Cambridge in its architectural diversity and evocative atmosphere, is portrayed with equally astounding erudition and humanism by Sir Hugh Casson, in a companion volume, also available from Phaidon.

The fluid and absorbing nature of Casson's text, together with the seductive and astonishingly accurate illustrations, makes this two-volume series an elegant and eloquent overview of two cities that are perhaps the most architecturally momentous in Britain.

Hugh Casson's Cambridge Reviews

'Two enchanting books celebrating the cities, their secluded quadrangles and glorious chapels. Sir Hugh's engaging text and evocative watercolours bring the cities to life.' (Heritage Today)

About The Estate Of Hugh Casson

Sir Hugh Casson (1910-99) was educated at St John's College, Cambridge, and had a long and distinguished career as an architect. He was Director of Architecture for the Festival of Britain in 1951, and President of the Royal Academy, 1976-84.

Table of Contents

Christ's College; Clare College; Corpus Christi College; Downing College; Emmanuel College; Girton College; Gonville and Caius College; Jesus College; King's College; Magdalene College; Newnham College; Pembroke College; Peterhouse; Queen's College; St Catherine's College; St John's College; Selwyn College; Sidney Sussex College; Trinity College; Trinity Hall.

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Hugh Casson's Cambridge by The Estate Of Hugh Casson
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