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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His grand tour of Romanesque basilicas, Gothic cathedrals, Renaissance villas and Baroque churches, eloquently defines ‘the changing spirits of the changing ages’. Definitely worth a read for those bh can. You May Also Like. Add to Wish List. Shannigins rated it really liked archifecture Dec 08, Not an easy book to actually read as opposed to dipping into.

I think he dwells too much on certain periods and styles, but then he is documenting the sum total and he is thinking from a pre-war viewpoint and as a scholar.

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.

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

He was also founding archigecture of The Pelican History of Art, the most comprehensive and scholarly history of art ever published in English. The Jet Age Compendium.

Trivia About An Outline of Eur Anita Dollmanits rated it really liked it Apr 20, Book ratings by Goodreads. Maria rated it liked it Oct 01, Its too much for me in one read through, so far the early mikolaus as with all good books have massively broadened my outlook.


Book review: An Outline of European Architecture by Nikolaus Pevsner

Return to Book Page. Previous Modern Architecture World of Art. Be the first to ask a question about An Outline of European Architecture. Pevsner believed that the history of architecture was primarily a history of man shaping space.

A cd rom with photos of every named building would be an awesome companion and worth any additional cost to the book. Hala Alkhateeb rated it it was amazing Oct 07, In a consideration of recent iutline in Europe by modern masters such as James Stirling, Norman Foster and Frank Gehry, he identifies a natural evolution of architectural achievement.

Aug 22, Kllrchrd rated it really liked it. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Sergiusz Pol rated it it was ok Jul 08, Learning to Live With Uncertainty. He is best arcbitecture for his volume series of county-by-county guides, The Buildings of England —74often simply referred to by his surname.

Looking for beautiful books? I have read this volume more than once. By contrast this new edition contains some carefully selected colour illustrations together with a wider offering of plans and sections.

To ask other readers questions about An Outline of European Architectureplease sign up. Excellent introduction and survey of European Architecture. 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. The text could be written in a much easier style, yet we must persevere and the places, buildings euuropean worth the effort.

Michael Forsyth has clearly been fully engaged, as also Director of Studies at the University of Bath. List of Contributors Michael Forsyth. He is quite conservative in his tastes but is willing to see the architectjre of a system that he personally doesn’t approve of.

He was also founding editor of The Pelican H Sir Nikolaus Pevsner arcgitecture one of the twentieth century’s most learned and stimulating writers on art and architecture. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. A major milestone along the route was the Allen Lane Jubilee Edition oflavishly illustrated in black-and-white plates ooutline a legend in its time, with photographs, plans and sections no less.


This edition has a good epilogue and fine illustrations. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I now know that I can’t, not really.

An Outline of European Architecture

I did find an excellent website of medieval architectural terms with pictorial examples: Paperbackpages. The Sly and Unseen Day. About the Author Sir Nikolaus Pevsner — is widely considered one of the most influential writers on the history of architecture in the 20th century.

The book covers early European architecture through the major developments over the centuries and ends a My sister gave me this book because I was interested in learning about European architecture while I am pevsndr to live in Germany. Open Preview See a Problem? Justin Nicholls rated it liked it Nov 30, Ana Victoria rated it it was amazing Mar 12, 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.

A revised and updated full-color edition of the classic study of the history of European architecture show more. Nov 01, Monica rated it liked it Shelves: In later chapters arfhitecture 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. Sep 20, Caitlin rated it liked it.