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Chateau De Taillebourg by John Piper

Accession Code: wu0326w
Title: Chateau De Taillebourg
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Medium: Prints
Location Name: Social Sciences Building
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Piper's career as an artist has involved a great variety of work. He has designed stage sets for Glyndebourne, stained glass windows for Coventry and Llandaff Cathedrals and tapestries for Chichester Cathedral but his main preoccupation has been with the study of the architectural landscape. In 1938 he produced the Shell Guide to Oxfordshire with Sir John Betjeman and during the Second World War he recorded British buildings as an official war artist. In his image of the Chateau Piper is not concerned with presenting a purely representative view but is concerned with portraying many sides of the building giving a more complete picture.