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A history of building types

Author: Nikolaus Pevsner
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1976.
Series: A.W. Mellon lectures in the fine arts.; Bollingen series.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nikolaus Pevsner
ISBN: 0691099049 9780691099040 0691018294 9780691018294
OCLC Number: 1693883
Notes: Also issued as paperback 1979 and 1997.
Description: 352 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm.
Contents: National monuments and monuments to genius --
Government buildings from the late twelfth to the late seventeenth centuries --
Government buildings from the eighteenth century : houses of parliament --
Government buildings from the eighteenth century : ministries and public offices --
Government buildings from the eighteenth century : town halls and law courts --
Theatres --
Libraries --
Museums --
Hospitals --
Prisons --
Hotels --
Exchanges and banks --
Warehouses and office buildings --
Railway stations --
Market halls, conservatories and exhibition buildings --
Shops, stores and department stores --
Factories.
Series Title: A.W. Mellon lectures in the fine arts.; Bollingen series.
Responsibility: Nikolaus Pevsner.
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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.

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