OXFORD CAMERA, Modelled as a pair of bookends
also available as a solid model
The great University City of Oxford is a beautiful European city. Its many colleges form a skyline of domes, towers and spires. At its centre is the octagonal library known as The Radcliffe or Oxford Camera. Although started by the architect Hawksmoor (who worked with Vanbrugh on many projects such as the Temple of Four Winds) it was primarily designed by Gibbs.
The model carries the copperplate description on its base The Upright of the Radcliffe Library Building by James Gibbs 1757 as it is seen on all sides. Copies of the original plans were used to make this model. The model may be used as either a model or a bookend.
This curved set of bookends would make a beautiful statement piece for any living room, office or study as a reminder of the great Palladian influence on Georgian England.
These Models of the Oxford Camers (the Radcliffe Camera) are hand cast in fine Gypsum plaster from original reproductions sculpted by Timothy Richards - Architectural Models in Plaster in Bath, England. The Bodleian Library commissioned the model and copies of the original plans were used to make it.
Weight: 5 kg - Dimensions:9w x 11h x 5.5d