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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Keble College at Oxford

Michael Johnson is a lecturer and fellow history writer, recently publishing a fascinating piece about Keble College at Oxford University . Keble College is renowned for its visually striking Gothic Revival buildings designed by William Butterfield, a leading architect of the High Victorian period. However, the architectural historian Kenneth Clark described Keble as “the ugliest building in the world”.

This couldn't be farther from the truth. The building is positively exquisite, combining a sense of modernity and Victorian Gothic styles. That's of course my personal view. During the 20th century Modernism was in vogue. I'm assuming this building threw off the balance of what was acceptable as far as architecturally.

Read the entire article Keble College at Oxford

 Keble College: Past and PresentSermons Preached in the Temporary Chapel of Keble College, Oxford 1870-1876The Medieval Manuscripts of Keble College, Oxford: A Descriptive Catalogue with Summary Descriptions of the Greek and Oriental Manuscripts


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