Sir Nikolaus Pevsner () was founding editor of The Pelican History of Art and of The Buildings of England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. Bridget Cherry. Results 1 – 30 of An Outline of European Architecture by Nikolaus Pevsner and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. For over sixty years Sir Nikolaus Pevsner’s study of European architecture has been regarded as a seminal work which has inspired countless.

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An Outline of European Architecture

He established his reputation with Pioneers of Modern Design, though he is probably best known for his celebrated series of guides, The Buildings of England, acknowledged as one of the great achievements of twentieth-century scholarship.

Maria rated it liked it Oct 01, He was also founding editor of The Pelican H Sir Nikolaus Pevsner was one of the twentieth century’s most learned and stimulating writers on art and architecture.

archotecture The Jet Age Compendium. The Late Gothic Style: Refresh and try again. For all it has to offer, I give it only three stars because Pevsner only has a slight architectural glossary. Justin Nicholls rated it liked it Nov 30, Michael Forsyth has faced nikoolaus almost impossible editorial task over this final section. The highlight of the book for me was Pevsner’s convincing opinions of the qualities and failures? He is quite conservative in his tastes but is willing to see the genius of a system that he personally doesn’t approve of.

He is best known for his volume series of county-by-county guides, The Buildings of England —74often simply referred to by his surname. I think he dwells too much on certain periods and st Not an easy book to actually read as opposed to dipping into.


The Early and Classic Gothic Style: He was also founding editor of The Pelican History of Artthe most comprehensive and scholarly history of art ever published in English. I now know that I can’t, not really. Sir Nikolaus Pevsner was one of the twentieth century’s most learned and europeaan writers on art and architecture. Pevsner’s claim that ‘the good architect requires the sculptor’s and the painter’s modes of vision’ is fully substantiated in this glorious volume.

Books by Nikolaus Pevsner. The writing is clear and technical, but not lacking in passion. In later chapters he considers the revival of medieval forms in the age of Romanticism and the Arts and Crafts Movement through to the radical and unsparing geometry of twentieth-century Modernism.

Ancient Wisdom And Modern Knowhow: Flap copy ‘A definitive and personal overview of the buildings that make European cities the glories they are, written by one of the great critics of the century.

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Through his perceptive understanding of the heritage of past civilisations, and in the delineation of the buildings that continue to be recognized as the greatest symbols of artistic endeavour, Pevsner remains the essential guide and companion. Dec 21, K. Description One of the most widely read boks on European architecture, Nikolaus Pevsner’s landmark work was first published in Through several revisions and updates during Pevsner’s lifetime, it continued to be a seminal essay on the subject, and even after his death, it remains as stimulating as it was back in the mid-twentieth century.

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Keith rated it liked it May 07, Raymond Mason Baroque World: Fabrizio rated it really liked it Jun 12, This edition has a good epilogue and fine illustrations.

Ann 07, David Bisset rated it it was amazing. The book covered all of the topics that I was interested in and gave me a good start to try to recognize the styles in real life which are often combined, especially in cathedrals. Over all the book is very informative ohtline some beautiful photographs and floor plan illustrations.

I appreciate that he didn’t want to condescend to his reader but a simple glossary of each term would have been immensely helpful. I think he dwells too much on certain periods and styles, but then he is documenting the sum total and he is thinking from a pre-war viewpoint and as a scholar.

Studio International is published by: To ask other readers questions about An Outline of European Architectureplease sign up. Its too much for me in one read through, so far the early chapters as with all good books have massively broadened my outlook.

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An Outline of European Architecture

A cd rom with photos of every named building would be an awesome companion and worth any additional cost to the book.

And Pevsner is a terrific theorist. He uses a huge amount of terms pebsner only has a handful, with even fewer drawn examples in the back of the book.