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Pevsner, Nikolaus 1902-1983

Works: 861 works in 4,665 publications in 13 languages and 63,708 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries  Guidebooks  Biography  Sources  Reference works  Art  Bibliography  Local history 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Creator, zxx, Author of introduction, Contributor, Artist, Dedicatee
Classifications: NA31, 720.94
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A dictionary of architecture by John Fleming( Book )

283 editions published between 1619 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 5,041 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
An outline of European architecture by Nikolaus Pevsner( Book )

292 editions published between 1942 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 4,376 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 )

222 editions published between 1936 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 3,865 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 sources of modern architecture and design by Nikolaus Pevsner( Book )

107 editions published between 1962 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 2,119 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 )

76 editions published between 1967 and 1997 in 5 languages and held by 1,827 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 )

82 editions published between 1968 and 1984 in 4 languages and held by 1,621 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 )

85 editions published between 1955 and 1997 in English and held by 1,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Item consits of an introduction and 54 plates
Herefordshire by Nikolaus Pevsner( Book )

58 editions published between 1953 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Buildings of England series is a set of volumes published between 1951 and 1974. They describe the major buildings of every county in England from prehistoric times to the present. Originally published: London: Penguin, 1963
The Anti-rationalists by Nikolaus Pevsner( Book )

39 editions published between 1973 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cathedrals of England by Nikolaus Pevsner( Book )

34 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

52 editions published between 1940 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 811 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 )

14 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
London 2 : South by Nikolaus Pevsner( Book )

73 editions published between 1957 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cornwall by Nikolaus Pevsner( Book )

38 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 721 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)
Essex by Nikolaus Pevsner( Book )

47 editions published between 1954 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essex, one the largest counties of England, stretches from the suburban fringes of East London to the fishing and sailing ports of Harwich and Maldon and the famous seaside resorts of Clacton, Frinton, and Southend. Its buildings encompass rich Roman survivals, powerful Norman architecture, and the remains of major Tudor and Jacobean country houses. Essex is first and foremost a county famed for its timber buildings, from the eleventh-century church at Greensted to the early and mighty barns at Cressing Temple, and a wealth of timber-framed medieval houses. Later periods have also made their contribution, from Georgian town houses to Victorian and Edwardian industrial and civic buildings, and from important exemplars of early Modern Movement architecture to the major monument of High Tech at Stansted Airport
Lancashire: Manchester and the south-east by Nikolaus Pevsner( Book )

24 editions published between 1969 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive guide to the buildings of south-east Lancashire
Yorkshire: York and the East Riding by Nikolaus Pevsner( Book )

44 editions published between 1968 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Northamptonshire by Nikolaus Pevsner( Book )

24 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nottinghamshire by Nikolaus Pevsner( Book )

27 editions published between 1951 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 106 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
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A history of building types
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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

Pevsner, N.

Pevsner, N. 1902-1983

Pevsner, N. B. 1902-1983

Pevsner, N. B. L.

Pevsner, N. B. L. 1902-1983

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

Pevsner, Nicholas, Sir

Pevsner, Nicolaus 1902-1983

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Pevsner, Nikolai 1902-1983

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Pevsner, Nikolaus Bernhard 1902-1983

Pevsner, Nikolaus Bernhard Leon

Pevsner, Nikolaus Bernhard Leon 1902-1983

Pevsner, Nikolaus, Sir

Pevsner, Nikolaus, Sir, 1902-1983

Pevsner, Sir Nikolaus

Pevsner, Sir Nikolaus Bernhard Leon

Pewsner, Nikolaus 1902-1983

Sir Nikolaus Pevsner

Николас Певснер историк архитектуры

Николаус Певснер

Ніколаус Певзнер

Певзнер, Николай 1902-1983

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페브스너, 니콜라우스 1902-1983

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An outline of European architecturePioneers of modern design : from William Morris to Walter GropiusThe sources of modern architecture and designA history of building typesHerefordshireLondon 2 : SouthCornwallEssex