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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The highlight of the book for me was Pevsner’s convincing opinions of the qualities and failures? 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.
Keith rated it liked it May 07, Not an easy book to actually read as opposed to dipping into. There is also clear evidence of the application of forensic scholarship: He does tell you in his introduction that it is about Western Europe and not the whole of Europe but by the title I was hoping for some Central and Eastern Europe as well.
I spent a large amount of time looking up terms online.
An Outline of European Architecture
You May Also Like. I now know that I can’t, not really. He was also founding editor of The Pelican H Sir Nikolaus Pevsner was one of ougline twentieth century’s most learned and stimulating writers on art and architecture.
This edition has a good epilogue and fine illustrations.
Nov 01, Monica rated it liked it Shelves: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Return to Book Page. Anita Dollmanits rated it really liked it Apr 20, Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Sir Nikolaus Pevsner was one of the twentieth century’s most learned and stimulating writers on art and architecture.
Raymond Eufopean Baroque World: Palladio is the best. The Baroque in the Roman Catholic Countries: Add to Wish List. Jan 06, Alper added it Nlkolaus About the Author Sir Nikolaus Pevsner — is widely considered one of the most influential writers on the history of architecture in the 20th century. If there is one thing I can tell about Pevsnsr, he was a very passionate historian of architecture.
Pevsner believed that the history of architecture was primarily a history of man shaping space. Such transformative modernist-humanist works might merit a sure place, or else the Pevxner Sanatorium Turkuor the Viipuri Library Viipuri which is now undergoing a celebrated restoration in Russia.
Moving installation art fast forward Eduardo Paolozzi: Michael Forsyth has faced architecyure almost impossible editorial task over this final section. Studio links Michael Spens: 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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Book review: An Outline of European Architecture by Nikolaus Pevsner
Homage to Michael Spens. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. He established his reputation with Pioneers of Qn 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. Books by Nikolaus Pevsner. I have read this volume more than once.
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Through his perceptive understanding of the heritage of afchitecture civilisations, and in the delineation of the buildings that continue to be recognized as the greatest symbols of nikolasu endeavour, Pevsner remains the essential guide and companion. Previous Modern Architecture World of Art. Pevsner analyses architecture with skill and passion.
A cd rom with photos of every named building would be an awesome companion and worth any additional cost to the book. National Agchitecture of Scotland, Fiona Banner: Sandraduss rated it it was amazing Jul 16, He is best known for his volume series of county-by-county guides, The Buildings of England —74often simply referred to by his surname.
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. 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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