An Outline of European Architecture

One of the most widely read boks 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 Sir Nikolaus Pevsner 1902 1983 was oneOne of the most widely read boks 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 Sir Nikolaus Pevsner 1902 1983 was one of the twentieth century s most learned and stimulating writers on art and architecture 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 He was also founding editor of The Pelican History of Art, the most comprehensive and scholarly history of art ever published in English A revised and updated full color edition of the classic study of the history of European architecture
An Outline of European Architecture One of the most widely read boks on European architecture Nikolaus Pevsner s landmark work was first published in Through several revisions and updates during Pevsner s lifetime it continued to

  • Title: An Outline of European Architecture
  • Author: Nikolaus Pevsner
  • ISBN: 9780140135244
  • Page: 309
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “An Outline of European Architecture”

    1. Palladio is the best.Readable. Occasionally the author's supercilious Britishness got irritating (take this with a grain of salt, I'm American) but overall quite good.

    2. My sister gave me this book because I was interested in learning about European architecture while I am blessed to live in Germany. Over all the book is very informative with some beautiful photographs and floor plan illustrations. The writing is clear and technical, but not lacking in passion. If there is one thing I can tell about Pevsner, he was a very passionate historian of architecture. The book covers early European architecture through the major developments over the centuries and ends a [...]

    3. Not an easy book to actually read as opposed to dipping into. The text could be written in a much easier style, yet we must persevere and the places, buildings are worth the effort. I bought it in 1982, dipped into occasionally and recently I have used it to get away from this crushing 'web obsesssion' by means of attempting to work thro the text, reading paper printed books and not being screen based is my new objective these last few months. I think he dwells too much on certain periods and st [...]

    4. Some key words from google: bramante, late gothic, borromini, ninth century, soufflot, greek cross, mansart, romanesque style, bruchsal, gothic style, transepts, east parts, romanesque, robert adam, bernini, inigo jones, notre dame, united states, sto spirito, giulio roaman --- GREAT STUFF -- This intro is a good reference for knowing what you're looking at, or looking for, on your European tour. Second only to understanding Latin well enough to read inscriptions carved on buildings.

    5. This book was my first of many attempts to try to understand architecture. I now know that I can't, not really. It's one of those subjects, like economics, that i just don't pick up easily. And Pevsner is a terrific theorist. I just can't maintain it like I can other subjects. Definitely worth a read for those who can.

    6. A useful book, but the layout doesn't lend itself to quick referencing and can be daunting to a new comer upon the topic; its more of a complete read through for someone who already has an intermediate knowledge of the topic.

    7. an excellent, superbly written overview of european architecture,from greek temples to mid 20th century. pevsner is one of my favorite architectural historians, who writes for the enthusiastic and avid learner, with detail and amiable commentary, without being esoteric or boring.

    8. Extremely technical. I have faith in Pevsner's research and his intellect, but his writing style is dense and sometimes difficult.

    9. I have read this volume more than once. Pevsner analyses architecture with skill and passion. This edition has a good epilogue and fine illustrations.

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