Book Review: Oxford Sketchbook

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Another beautiful sketchbook by Graham Byfield, this time covering Oxford.

It collects the watercolour sketches of exquisite architecture with examples of Gothic, Georgian and Classical buildings. Graham Byfield covers the walkways, ceremonial buildings, gardens, rooms and hallways and the areas where students can be found mingling.

The book was published in 2005. His style is still loose but I think the pencil lines are more defined here as compared to his other books. The buildings have more form and presence.

The sketches are all accompanied by descriptions and there are also various writeup of the different main areas by architecture historian Roger White. Those made for really interesting read.

It's a beautiful and informative book. It's wonderful to look at the sights as seen by the artist.

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