Architecture in Cambridge: Examples of Architectural Styles by David Theodore Fyfe

By David Theodore Fyfe

First released in 1942, Theodore Fyfe's publication on Cambridge structure was once written to 'enable the customer to Cambridge to understand the price of town and collage for illustrating the series of types in English architecture'. together with over fifty drawings of either recognized and lesser-known Cambridge architectural points of interest, and a thesaurus giving transparent definitions of technical architectural phrases, the publication is still a worthy advisor for the trendy customer. The creation outlines the significant English architectural kinds, from Romanesque to Gothic to Renaissance, the classes in which they flourished, and their major features. Fyfe then analyses over thirty chosen Cambridge examples intimately, together with an outline of the Perpendicular Gothic sort as exemplified on a grand scale via the world-famous King's university Chapel - 'the glory of Cambridge'.

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1 a) mentioned in the Descriptions, refer to text illustrations in the Introduction. STBENEDICT'SCHURCH I TOWER ARCH Saxon Romanesque Late 10th Century Stone Cambridge is fortunate in possessing this noble Arch, a work of major importance belonging to the later Saxon period, dating, probably, from near the end of the tenth century. It has the outstanding characteristics of fully-developed Saxon work—the broad, plain semicircular (or slightly flattened semicircular) main arch, surmounted by a moulded outer-ring; the well-defined impost mouldings at the springing of the arch with their 'returned' projections to take the moulded arch-ring above; the continuation of this element down the wall by projecting strip-pilasters; and the 'long and short' treatment of these and of the plain stone jambs.

An Order, however, must stand on something, and that of a Greek temple stood on a slightly raised platform (or 'stylobate') graded into steps; differing only in degree from the way that the Order of the Senate House at Cambridge stands on its low base. e. whether or not it has the vertical element introduced by columns or pilasters; as can be seen excellently at Downing College, designed by William Wilkins in 1806, where there are no Orders on the east and west ranges, except at their ends (Fig.

This phase of English architecture, that can be seen at Audley End and other large mansions of the period, dominated the last half of the sixteenth century and the beginning of the seventeenth: after this time Classical details—at first timidly introduced—tended to make buildings more Renaissance than Mediaeval. The 'Brick Building' of Emmanuel College, however, built in 1633, is more Mediaeval than Renaissance; while the Fellows' Building at Clare College • 'Door if Window, South Range Fig. 11.

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