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Pevsner, Nikolaus 1902-1983

Works: 1,417 works in 5,849 publications in 11 languages and 67,649 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries  Biographies  Guidebooks  Sources  Reference works  Art  Bibliography  Local history  Terminology 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator, Honoree, Author of introduction, Contributor, Publishing director, zxx, Artist, Dedicatee, Adapter, Director
Classifications: NA950, 720.94
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An outline of European architecture by Nikolaus Pevsner( Book )

371 editions published between 1900 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 4,773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most widely read books on European architecture, Nikolaus Pevsner's landmark work was first published in 1942. 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
Pioneers of modern design : from William Morris to Walter Gropius by Nikolaus Pevsner( Book )

219 editions published between 1936 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 3,385 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
The Penguin dictionary of architecture and landscape architecture by John Fleming( Book )

161 editions published between 1900 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 3,170 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 )

115 editions published between 1968 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 2,157 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
A history of building types by Nikolaus Pevsner( Book )

66 editions published between 1967 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 1,796 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
Studies in art, architecture, and design by Nikolaus Pevsner( Book )

59 editions published between 1968 and 1982 in English and German and held by 1,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dictionary of architecture by Nikolaus Pevsner( Book )

62 editions published between 1966 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 1,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A profusely illustrated reference-guide that describes, catalogs, and explicates the terms, styles, movements, types, materials, methods, specific achievements, and leading practitioners of world architecture throughout history
Academies of art, past and present by Nikolaus Pevsner( Book )

69 editions published between 1940 and 2019 in 7 languages and held by 1,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the education of the artist
The Anti-rationalists by J. M Richards( Book )

45 editions published between 1973 and 1989 in English and held by 972 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 )

64 editions published between 1900 and 1997 in English and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cornwall by Nikolaus Pevsner( Book )

40 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 742 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)
Concerning architecture: essays on architectural writers and writing presented to Nikolaus Pevsner by John Summerson( Book )

17 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 697 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
Northamptonshire by Nikolaus Pevsner( Book )

42 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text examines the buildings of Northamptonshire. It includes country houses, commercial and industrial architecture, village churches and pubs. The introductions provide a historical survey of the art and architecture of the area
Nottinghamshire by Nikolaus Pevsner( Book )

28 editions published between 1951 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cambridgeshire by Nikolaus Pevsner( Book )

37 editions published between 1934 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A full account of Cambridge begins this volume, tracing its development prior to the University and continuing with the architectural splendours that have appeared since
The cathedrals of England by Nikolaus Pevsner( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines Anglican and Roman Catholic cathedrals from Norman ruins to modern edifices, and describes the history and background of each diocesan cathedral in southern England
Some architectural writers of the nineteenth century by Nikolaus Pevsner( Book )

16 editions published in 1972 in English and Italian and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yorkshire: York and the East Riding by Nikolaus Pevsner( Book )

34 editions published between 1972 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grünewald by Matthias Grünewald( Book )

14 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lincolnshire by Nikolaus Pevsner( Book )

48 editions published between 1964 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1964, this text has been expanded to include coverage of 19th and 20th century architecture, industrial archaeology and lesser rural buildings. The way in which buildings relate to their surroundings is also considered
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A history of building types
Pioneers of modern design : from William Morris to Walter GropiusThe Penguin dictionary of architecture and landscape architectureThe sources of modern architecture and designA history of building typesCornwallNorthamptonshireNottinghamshireCambridgeshire
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Nikolaus Pevsner

Nikolaus Pevsner Brits schrijver

Nikolaus Pevsner crítico y teórico de la arquitectura germano- británico

Nikolaus Pevsner critique et historien de l'art britannique, né allemand

Nikolaus Pevsner deutscher Kunsthistoriker

Nikolaus Pevsner erudito britânico nascido na Alemanha

Nikolaus Pevsner German-born British scholar

Nikolaus Pevsner professor académico alemão

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

Nikolaus Pevsner tysk professor

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