Classic Cambridge by Tim Rawle



Classic Cambridge by Tim Rawle

First published in 2012, this new University Edition published 2019

198x198mm (7¾ x 7¾ inches)

128 pages Hardback

ISBN: 978-0-9572867-6-4

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Tim Rawle’s Classic CAMBRIDGE is a true delight, a unique pictorial insight into one of England’s most beautiful cities, which has also been home to one of the world’s leading universities for over 800 years. Many photographers have covered Cambridge, but none has done so quite in this way with stunning pictures drawn from a portfolio built up over several decades. Tim was an undergraduate reading Architecture at Downing College and has continued to write about and photograph the city ever since ~ its buildings, landscape, people and events.

Classic CAMBRIDGE is an anthology of 100 of Tim Rawle’s most iconic photographs, with a brief introduction and informative captions. This selection of classic images gives a revealing taste of life at Cambridge, a traditional and historic place, which has been superbly interpreted here by the photographer and beautifully presented on the page. The pictures include dramatic aerial views at a thousand feet above the city; the stunning architecture of the colleges; the serene and ever-changing riverscape throughout the seasons; senior academics in colourful robes; students graduating in black gowns and white fur; punting, rowing and May Balls, the pastimes for which Cambridge is so famous; glimpses into the ‘inner sanctum’ of college life, showing dining in hall, intimate concerts in beautiful interiors, choristers in cloistered passageways; and details often missed at the expense of grander things. Also illustrated are the coats of arms of the colleges, university and city, as well as all the rowing blades of the 50 Cambridge boat clubs.

This little book is a collector’s piece, a must for any Cambridge resident, for students passing through on their Cambridge ‘experience’, and for any visitor to this world-renowned yet quintessentially English city.

Classic Cambridge by Tim Rawle