Between Two Worlds An Architectural History of Emmanuel College, Cambridge

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Jeremy Musson

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9781785510786
Hardback
Scala Arts & Heritage Publishers Ltd
Territory: World
Size: 280 mm x 240 mm
Pages: 184
Illustrations: 150 colour

RRP £29.95

  • An illustrated guide to the buildings and gardens that have helped shape the identity, spirit and reputation of Emmanuel College, Cambridge
  • Sumptuously illustrated with new photography from a leading architectural photographer
  • Fascinating for anyone with links to the college, or a general interest in architectural history

Founded in 1584 on the site of a medieval Dominican priory, Emmanuel has a remarkable history as one of the constituent colleges of the University of Cambridge, but is also a significant ensemble of buildings and gardens. The late seventeenth-century Chapel, designed by Sir Christopher Wren, stands at Emmanuel's core and has become one of the iconic images of Cambridge. Over the centuries, the original structures and the open spaces have been altered and added to, shaped by Fellows and Masters, donors and dons. In turn, these buildings and gardens have helped shape the identity, spirit and reputation of the College and of generations of students.

Illustrated with stunning new photography by leading architectural photographer Will Pryce, this book is a journey that takes the reader to the heart of the historic, social and aesthetic character of Emmanuel College, Cambridge.

Contents:
An introduction: A welcome
Chapter one: The House that Came before
Chapter two: Mildmay's Acorn and his Oaks
Chapter three: Temple of Learning Renewed
Chapter four: On Classic Ground
Chapter five: A Changing Horizon
Chapter six: Out in the World

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Jeremy Musson is an architectural and social historian.