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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If there is one thing I can tell about Pevsner, he was a very passionate historian of architecture. Ancient Wisdom And Modern Knowhow: The text could be written in a much easier style, yet we must persevere and the places, buildings are worth the effort. Open Preview See a Problem? Aug 22, Kllrchrd rated it really liked it. List of Contributors Michael Forsyth.

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: The writing is clear and technical, but not lacking in passion.

I have faith in Pevsner’s research and his intellect, but his writing style is archotecture and sometimes difficult.

Maria rated it liked it Oct 01, Product details Format Hardback pages Dimensions This edition has a good epilogue and fine illustrations. I think he dwells too much on certain periods and st Not an easy book to actually read as opposed to dipping into.


National Gallery of Scotland, Michael Forsyth has faced an almost impossible editorial task over this final section.

Lists with This Book. In this updated larger format edition with elegant and accessible design, an extra dimension is provided through the integration of over superb colour photographs.

Archirecture for telling us about the problem. 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. In fo 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.

There is also clear evidence of the application of forensic scholarship: JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser.

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Looking for beautiful books? Its too much for me in one read through, so far the early chapters as with all good books have massively broadened my or. For nioklaus best experience on our site, be sure to turn on Javascript in your browser. 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.

An Outline of European Architecture

Sep 20, Caitlin rated it liked it. The Jet Age Compendium. Such transformative modernist-humanist works might merit a sure place, or else the Paimio Sanatorium Turkuor the Viipuri Library Viipuri which is now undergoing a celebrated restoration in Russia.


Nikklaus did find an excellent website of medieval architectural terms with pictorial examples: No trivia or quizzes yet.

His grand tour of Romanesque basilicas, Gothic cathedrals, Renaissance villas and Baroque churches, eloquently defines ‘the changing spirits of the changing ages’. Al-Aydi rated ourline it was amazing Oct 07, 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.

Mark Bunch rated it it was amazing Jul 07, Definitely worth a read for those who can. Oct 06, Alfred rated it liked it. Studio International is published by: Homage to Michael Spens. Trivia About An Outline of Eur Description One of the most widely read boks on European architecture, Nikolaus Pevsner’s landmark work was first published in Excellent introduction and survey of European Architecture. Occasionally the author’s supercilious Britishness outilne irritating take this with a grain of salt, I’m American but overall quite good.

Pevsner believed that the history of architecture was primarily a history of man shaping space.