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Pevsner, Nikolaus 1902-1983

Works: 820 works in 4,702 publications in 13 languages and 64,326 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries  Biography  Guidebooks  Sources  Reference works  Art  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Creator, zxx, Author of introduction, Contributor, Artist, Dedicatee
Classifications: NA31, 720.94
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Most widely held works by Nikolaus Pevsner
An outline of European architecture by Nikolaus Pevsner( Book )

280 editions published between 1942 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 4,321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This seventh revised ed. of Nikolaus Pevsner's classic history is presented in an entirely new and attractive style. The format has been enlarged and the nearly 300 illustrations appear next to the passage to which they refer. The final chapter of the Penguin Jubilee ed. has been incorporated, carrying the story from 1914 to the present day, and there are substantial additions on the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries in France as well as many minor revisions. The book tells the story of architecture by concentrating on outstanding buildings, and reads exceedingly well in its concentration and its conbination of warmth and scholarship. -- from Back Cover
Pioneers of modern design : from William Morris to Walter Gropius by Nikolaus Pevsner( Book )

230 editions published between 1936 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 3,924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This expanded edition of Pioneers of Modern Design provides Pevsner's original text along with significant new and revised information, enhancing the author's illuminating account of the roots of Modernism. The book now offers many beautiful color illustrations; updated biographies and bibliographies of all major figures; illustrated short essays on key themes, movements, and individuals; a critique of Pevsner's analysis from today's perspective; examples of works after 1914 (where the original study ended); a biography detailing Pevsner's life and achievements; and much more."--Jacket
A dictionary of architecture by Nikolaus Pevsner( Book )

92 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 2,342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For more than thirty years, The Penguin Dictionary of Architecture has been a standard work of reference." "Encyclopedic in breadth, it describes key individuals, styles, movements, materials, and terms from Aalto to Zakharov, from the Acropolis to ziggurats. Major entries range up to several pages in length and include cross references and bibliographies for further reading." "Now renamed The Penguin Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, this new edition has been completely reworked by John Fleming and Hugh Honour. All entries have been updated as necessary, many new ones have been written, and much greater prominence has now been given to landscape architecture, one of the most dynamic and important growth fields of recent years."--Jacket
The sources of modern architecture and design by Nikolaus Pevsner( Book )

111 editions published between 1962 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 2,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A style for the age - Art Nouveau - New Impetus from England - Art and Industry - Towards the International style - William Morris and the Arts & Crafts movement - Antoni Gaudi
The Penguin dictionary of architecture by John Fleming( Book )

94 editions published between 1966 and 1997 in English and Polish and held by 1,961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of building types by Nikolaus Pevsner( Book )

78 editions published between 1967 and 1997 in 5 languages and held by 1,844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Available again in paperback, this first survey of building types ever written remains an essential guide to vital and often overlooked features of the architectural and social inheritance of the West. Here Nikolaus Pevsner shares his immense erudition and keenly discerning eye with readers curious about the ways in which architecture reflects the character of society. He describes twenty types of buildings ranging from the most monumental to the least, from the most ideal to the most utilitarian. More than seven hundred illustrations illuminate the text. Both Europe and America have been covered with examples chosen largely from the nineteenth century, the crucial period for diversification. Included are national monuments, libraries, theaters, hospitals, prisons, factories, hotels, and many other public buildings; churches and private dwellings have been excluded for practical reasons. The author is concerned not only with the evolution of each type in response to social and architectural change, but also with differing attitudes toward function, materials, and style
Yorkshire: the North Riding by Nikolaus Pevsner( Book )

118 editions published between 1959 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Englishness of English art, an expanded and annotated version of the Reith Lectures broadcast in October and November 1955 by Nikolaus Pevsner( Book )

92 editions published between 1955 and 1997 in English and held by 1,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Item consits of an introduction and 54 plates
The Anti-rationalists by J. M Richards( Book )

53 editions published between 1973 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in art, architecture, and design by Nikolaus Pevsner( Book )

7 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Academies of art, past and present by Nikolaus Pevsner( Book )

53 editions published between 1940 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the education of the artist
Concerning architecture: essays on architectural writers and writing presented to Nikolaus Pevsner by John Summerson( Book )

17 editions published in 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aubrey's Chronologia architectonica / H.M. Colvin -- Attitudes to Elizabethan architecture, 1600-1900 / Mark Girouard -- John Evelyn and architecture: a first inquiry / Kerry Downes -- French eighteenth-century opinion on Wren / R.D. Middleton -- English country house guides, 1740-1840 / John Harris -- A 'retrospective view' by John Clerk of Eldin, with some comments on Adam's castle style / John Fleming -- Richard Payne Knight and the idea of modernity / S. Lang -- John Britton and the genesis of the gothic revival / J. Mordaunt Crook -- The sources of Pugin's Contrasts / Phoebe Stanton -- James Fergusson / Maurice Craig -- Nineteenth-century architectural periodicals / Frank Jenkins -- W.R. Lethaby / P. Ferriday -- Ruskin and American architecture, or regeneration long delayed / Henry-Russell Hitchcock -- Street's Yorkshire churches and contemporary criticism / Basil F.L. Clarke and John Piper -- The writings of William White / Paul Thompson -- Architectural touring with the little guides / Alec Clifton-Taylor -- Architectural criticism in the nineteen-thirties / J.M. Richards -- On architectural journalism / Hugh Casson -- Revenge of the picturesque: English architectural polemics, 1945-1965 / Reyner Banham
Cambridgeshire by Nikolaus Pevsner( Book )

57 editions published between 1934 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the essential companion to the architecture of Cambridgeshire, fully revised for the first time in sixty years. Half of the book is devoted to the famous University city, with its astonishingly rich and varied inheritance of college buildings. Cambridge is also the place to see post-war architecture at its most bold and inventive, both for the colleges and for the expanding University. A matching combination of boldness and innovation may be found at Ely Cathedral, one of the greatest achievements of English medieval architecture. By comparison, the rest of the county remains surprisingly little known. Its largely unspoiled landscapes vary from the flat fen country of the north to the rolling chalk uplands of the south and east; its architecture encompasses rewarding village churches, distinctive vernacular building in timber, stone and brick, the former monastic sites at Denny and Anglesey, and the magnificent aristocratic seat of Wimpole Hall
Cornwall by Nikolaus Pevsner( Book )

39 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cornwall is a land apart, one which has had a strong sense of its separate identity throughout history. Here are some of the richest and best preserved prehistoric and medieval landscapes in Britain, medieval castles and later coastal defences, and a land of inscribed stones, holy wells, wayside crosses and small churchtowns, scattered throughout its diverse countryside and along its beautiful coastline. Its medieval churches show monumental Norman fonts, accomplished C14 sculpture, striking C15 west towers and generously proportioned C15 and C16 aisles, with a wealth of medieval and Renaissance bench ends. Major houses can be found from all periods ranging from the spectacular mansions of the mining magnates like Tregothnan and Lanhydrock, through the supremely picturesque as at St Michael's Mount, to the exquisite Elizabethan of Trerice. The smaller houses of the Cornish gentry survive in significant numbers from the medieval period, many refashioned in the C18 and C19.Threaded through almost every landscape is evidence of Cornwall's distinguished mining history, and its towns, remarkably well preserved, offer fine public buildings of the C18 and C19, and at Truro the greatest English cathedral of the Victorian age. Among the architectural highlights of the last century are Lutyen's dramatic extension to Penheale, Modernist seaside houses, Barbara Hepworth's sculpture garden and the vast biomes of the Eden Project." (rabat jaquette)
Lexikon der Weltarchitektur : mit einer umfassenden Bibliographie und einem Ortsregister der Abbildungen by Nikolaus Pevsner( Book )

77 editions published between 1971 and 2004 in German and Undetermined and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einerseits ein unerlässliches Werkzeug für jeden Planer und Architekten, ist das "Lexikon der Weltarchitektur" andererseits eine ideale Informationsquelle für den interessierten Laien. Es enthält 2'929 Artikel und 3'480 Abbildungen (Photographien, Grundrisse, Entwürfe u.a.), darunter monographische Artikel über 935 Architekten und Architektengruppen von den Baumeistern des Mittelalters bis zu den Architekten des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts, Übersichtsartikel zur Architekturgeschichte von 70 Ländern und Kulturregionen aller fünf Kontinente, Erläuterungen zu 85 Stilbegriffen, Erklärungen zu 825 architektonischen Fachbegriffen, Informationen über 140 Gebäudetypen, Artikel zu zahlreichen Begriffen aus den Bereichen Städtebau und Architektursoziologie, Hinweise auf weiterführende Literatur am Ende der einzelnen Artikel sowie eine umfassende Bibliographie im Anhang
Northamptonshire by Nikolaus Pevsner( Book )

28 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nottinghamshire by Nikolaus Pevsner( Book )

25 editions published between 1951 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pevsner : the complete broadcast talks : architecture and art on radio and television, 1945-1977 by Nikolaus Pevsner( Book )

12 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book brings together the surviving texts of the 113 talks on art and architecture that we know of, given by the art historian Sir Nikolaus Pevsner on radio and television over a 37-year period between 1945-1977. It includes the seven texts of the 1955 Reith Lectures in their original broadcast form, as well as lectures that Pevsner gave in German (for the BBC in London and RIAS in Berlin) and on the radio in New Zealand"--Publisher's description
L'architettura moderna e il design : da William Morris alla Bauhaus by Nikolaus Pevsner( Book )

7 editions published between 1969 and 1987 in Italian and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Nikolaus Pevsner by John R Barr( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Nikolaus Pevsner

Nikolaus Pevsner Brits schrijver

Nikolaus Pevsner deutscher Kunsthistoriker

Nikolaus Pevsner German-born British scholar

Nikolaus Pevsner storico dell'architettura e storico dell'arte inglese

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Pevsner, N. 1902-1983

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Pevsner, N.B.L. (Nikolaus B. L.), 1902-1983

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Pevsner, Nikolaus Bernhard 1902-1983

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Певзнер, Николай 1902-1983

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Pioneers of modern design : from William Morris to Walter GropiusA dictionary of architectureThe sources of modern architecture and designThe Penguin dictionary of architectureA history of building typesYorkshire: the North RidingThe Anti-rationalistsCambridgeshire