The Radcliffe Camera is one of the most celebrated buildings in Oxford. Instantly recognizable, its great dome rises amid the Gothic spires of the University. Through early maps, plans and drawings, portraits, engravings and photographs this book tells the fascinating story of its creation and describes its place within Oxford University.
This book contains over one hundred images of the Greater London area before 1800 from maps, drawings, manuscripts, printed books and engravings, all from the Gough Collection at the Bodleian Library. Examples are drawn from the present Greater London to contrast town and countryside at the time. A fascinating insight into life in Georgian London.
This book tells the story of the transformation of the Grade-II-listed New Bodleian into the state-of-the-art Weston Library. Detailing this amazing architectural project from demolition in August 2011 to the opening of the visionary Weston Library in March 2015, it offers a fascinating insight into the major refurbishment of a landmark building.
'Novel Houses' visits unforgettable dwellings in twenty legendary works of English and American fiction. A winning combination of literary criticism, geography and biography, this is an entertaining and insightful celebration of beloved novels and the extraordinary role that houses play in their continuing popularity.
Through essays on some of the world's greatest artists and thinkers and in-depth analysis of over forty manuscripts and books, 'Thinking 3D' tells the story of the development of the techniques used to communicate three-dimensional forms on the two-dimensional page and contemporary media.
This book explores the stories behind seventy-five extraordinary maps. Drawing on the unique collection in the Bodleian Library, these stunning maps range from single cities to the solar system, span the thirteenth to the twenty-first century and cover most of the world.