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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Nov 01, Monica rated it liked it Shelves: Flap copy ‘A definitive and personal overview of the buildings that make European architeccture the glories they are, written by one of the great critics of the century. The Jet Age Compendium.
He was also founding editor of The Pelican History of Artthe most comprehensive and scholarly history of art ever published in English.
If there is one thing I can tell about Pevsner, he was a very passionate historian of architecture. Book ratings by Goodreads. The book covers early European architecture through the major developments over the centuries and ends at the beginning of the 21st century the afterword written by Forsyth covers the period after Pevsner passed away: Previous Modern Architecture World of Art.
The Bauhaus, Dessau, by Walter Gropius is shown in more or less its contemporary state, which is useful. Pevsner’s claim that ‘the good wn requires the sculptor’s and the painter’s modes of vision’ is fully substantiated in this glorious volume.
The book covers early European architecture through the major developments over the centuries and ends a My sister gave me this book because I was interested in learning about European architecture while I am blessed to live in Germany.
Palladio is the best. Europea concluded his survey in the post-war years and the start of the redefinition of so many devastated cityscapes. But then, this is after all, An Outline of European Architecturewhich says it all.
An Outline of European Architecture
Next Unbuilt Masterworks of the 21st Century. For all it has to offer, I give it only three stars because Pevsner only has a slight architectural glossary.
Looking for beautiful books? 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. Freedom Baek rated it liked it Aug 03, In this updated larger format edition with elegant and accessible design, an extra dimension is provided through the integration of over superb colour photographs.
There is also clear evidence of the application of forensic scholarship: Thanks for telling us about the problem. A revised and updated full-color edition of the classic study of the history of European architecture Sergiusz Pol rated it it was ok Jul 08, An Outline of European Architecture continues to be as stimulating and relevant as ever.
Ana Victoria rated it it was amazing Mar 12, By contrast this new edition contains some carefully selected colour illustrations together with a wider offering of plans and sections.
Chris Acree rated it liked it Feb 10, I became very frustrated at parts of the book because he would name styles and actual architectural features and I just didn’t know what he meant because niko,aus the lack of definitions or corresponding photos. A major milestone along the route was the Allen Lane Jubilee Edition oflavishly illustrated in black-and-white plates and a legend in its time, with photographs, plans and sections no less.
Al-Aydi rated it it was amazing Oct 07, That brings me to my other complaint which goes more to the publisher.
Jan 06, Alper added it Shelves: In a consideration of recent buildings in Europe by modern masters such as James Stirling, Norman Foster and Frank Gehry, he identifies a natural evolution of architectural achievement. Add to Wish List. Ashley rated it liked it Jul 22, Sir Nikolaus Pevsner was one of the twentieth century’s most learned and stimulating writers on art and architecture.
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Moving installation art fast forward Eduardo Paolozzi: 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. In this updated large format eutopean with elegant and accessible design, an extra dimension is provided through the integration of over superb colour photographs and new plans.
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Sir Nikolaus Pevsner was one One of the most widely read boks on European architecture, Nikolaus Pevsner’s landmark work was first published in This book was my first of many attempts to try to understand architecture. This edition has a good epilogue and fine illustrations. The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, 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.
I think he dwells too much on certain periods and st Not an easy book to actually read as opposed to dipping into. The Sly and Unseen Day. Lists with This Book.