The Oxford Art Book: The city through the eyes of its artists
A colourful showcase of one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Inspired by Oxford’s unique architecture and historic university, over 50 artists have produced a unique collection of contemporary images illustrating all aspects of the city and surrounding area.
Oxford is both a thriving city and a byword for one of the world’s best universities. Its ancient buildings are the wonder of the world, still used and inhabited by an energetic and passionate student community. From tightly-packed Cornmarket street catering for the shoppers of the busy city to Oxford’s lush riverside walks that provide an asylum from the bustle of everyday life, to traditional St Giles’s Fair and May Day that attract visitors from across Oxfordshire and beyond, this book represents them all, including:
- Quirky hidden gems such as The Eagle and Child (the pub frequented by J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis) and the many cafes of the Covered Market
- Innovative representations of classic tourist sites: the Bodleian Library, the Radcliffe Camera, the Sheldonian Theatre, Christ Church College, Magdalen College and many more...
- The Mini Car Plant and Cowley Road transformed into artworksThere is so much to wonder at in this lovely book. Its enthusiasm reveals a passion for both contemporary art and the lovely city of Oxford. It will renew memories and inspire visits and revisits to all its haunts.
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