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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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.

Previous Modern Architecture World of Art. 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 or corresponding photos.

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. Excellent introduction and survey of European Architecture. Studio International is published by: National Gallery of Scotland, Fiona Banner: Moving installation art fast forward Eduardo Paolozzi: In this updated larger format edition with elegant and accessible design, an extra dimension is provided through the integration of over superb colour photographs.

In this updated large format edition with elegant and accessible design, an extra dimension is provided through the europena of over superb nkolaus photographs and new plans. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


I spent a large amount of time looking up terms online. Not an easy book to actually read as opposed to dipping into. To ask other readers questions about An Outline of European Architectureplease sign up.

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

Over all the book is very informative with some beautiful photographs and floor plan illustrations. I now know that I can’t, not really. Book ratings by Goodreads. 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. It’s one of those subjects, like economics, that i just don’t pick up easily.

Book review: An Outline of European Architecture by Nikolaus Pevsner

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. Freedom Baek rated it liked it Aug 03, Raymond Mason Baroque World: 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.

Flap copy ‘A definitive and personal overview of the buildings that make European cities the glories they are, written by pevsmer of the great critics of the century. Thanks for telling us about the problem. He was also founding editor of The Pelican History of Art, the most comprehensive and scholarly history of art ever published in English. Open Preview See a Problem? If there is one thing I can tell about Pevsner, he was a very passionate historian of architecture.


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Pevsner believed that the history of architecture was primarily a history of man shaping space. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

I recommend this book for people with a passing interest in Western European architecture, but highly recommend some sort of additional guide for terms and explanations europeqn the really technical stuff, which just happens to be how you can recognize a style for what it is.

An Outline of European Architecture

Ancient Wisdom And Modern Knowhow: A revised and updated full-color edition of the classic study of the history of European architecture National Gallery of Scotland, Oct 06, Alfred rated it liked it. Looking for beautiful books? He was also founding editor of The Pelican History of Artthe most comprehensive and scholarly history of art ever published in English.

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