Modern Oxford Map
Our Modern Oxford Map curates the city’s finest Modernist and Brutalist architecture through a selection of 50 buildings, with an introduction and descriptions by architectural historian Robin Wilson and original photography by Nigel Green. Amidst Oxford’s celebrated historic architecture, you’ll be surprised by the diversity of its Modernist and Brutalist buildings, which range from architectures of radical new form-making and geometric composition in concrete, innovative mixed-use developments, as well as carefully crafted, contextual interventions into the existing historic fabric.
Modern architecture in Oxford, explains Wilson, is a story of British Late Modernism, marked by university expansion from the 1960s onwards and lesser-publicised contributions of City architects. Architects featured on the map include Philip Dowson of Ove Arup & Associates, James Stirling, Alison and Peter Smithson, Arne Jacobsen (St Catherine’s College) and Powell & Moya (Wolfson College) amongst others.
Printed in the United Kingdom by a B-Corp-certified and family-owned printer, this two-sided map opens to 420 x 600 mm (16.5 x 23.4 in) and folds to (150 x 210 mm 5.8 x 8.3 in).