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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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Such transformative modernist-humanist works might merit a sure place, or oultine the Paimio Sanatorium Turkuor the Viipuri Library Viipuri archtecture is now undergoing a celebrated restoration in Russia. 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 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 of the lack of definitions pevsnner corresponding photos.
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.
Apr 08, Adrian Colesberry rated it really liked it. Pevsner’s claim that ‘the good architect requires the sculptor’s archiyecture the painter’s modes of vision’ is fully substantiated in this glorious volume.
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Again, I spent a lot of time on the internet looking up buildings to arhitecture to grasp what he was talking about. I recommend this book for people with a passing interest in Western European architecture, but highly recommend some sort jikolaus additional guide for terms and explanations of the really technical stuff, which just happens to be how you can recognize a style for what it is. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
An Outline of European Architecture
Ashley rated it liked it Jul 22, Studio International is published by: Stefano rated it it was amazing May 09, I spent a large amount of time looking up terms online. The publication actually appears to have been contracted out to Palazzo Editions of Bath, whose team deserve major credit. Homage to Michael Spens.
Through such a 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 continues to be as stimulating and relevant as ever.
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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. Maria rated it liked it Oct 01, Occasionally the author’s supercilious Britishness got irritating take this with a grain of eyropean, I’m American but overall quite good.
And Pevsner is a terrific theorist. Sergiusz Pol rated it it was ok Jul 08, Product details Format Hardback pages Dimensions Ancient Wisdom And Modern Knowhow: Pevsner reviewed the most beautiful, dramatic and outlinr structures that represent the styles and cultures of Europe from the fourth century onwards.
Through his perceptive understanding of the heritage of past civilisations, and in the delineation pecsner the buildings that continue to be recognized as the greatest symbols of artistic endeavour, Pevsner remains the essential guide and companion. Some key words from google: For all it has to offer, I give it only three stars because Pevsner only has a slight architectural glossary.
Hala Alkhateeb rated it it was amazing Oct 07, I just can’t maintain it like I can other subjects. 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. His grand tour of Architceture basilicas, Gothic cathedrals, Renaissance villas and Baroque churches, eloquently defines ‘the changing spirits of the changing ages’.
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An Outline of European Architecture
Ana Victoria rated it it was amazing Mar 12, Palladio pevsnfr the best. Excellent introduction and survey of European Architecture. The Jet Age Compendium. Refresh and try again.
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