Oxford: The Last Hurrah by Dafydd Jones. First edition (2020). First impression. Large format hardback in new condition. Signed by Dafydd Jones to front end page. No markings. This is a brand new book. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About Oxford: The Last Hurrah
Oxford: The Last Hurrah captures student life at Oxford University in the 1980s.
After winning a prize in a photography competition run by The Sunday Times magazine in 1981 with a set of pictures of the ‘Bright Young Things’, British photographer Dafydd Jones was hired by, bible of the upper crust, Tatler magazine to photograph the Hunt Balls, society weddings and debutante dances of the British upper class season, and would continue to do so until 1989.
“I had access to what felt like a secret world. It was a subject that had been written about and dramatised but I don’t think any photographers had ever tackled before. There was a change going on. Someone described it as a ‘last hurrah’ of the upper classes.” – Dafydd Jones
Oxford: The Last Hurrah shows a world that has been written about and dramatised, yet never photographed. Affectionate and critical, it pokes affectionate fun at its subjects while celebrating English eccentricity. From the architectural marvels of the colleges to misty mornings along the river at dawn, this is Oxford at its most beautiful – and the students of the 1980s at their most raw and honest.
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