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Stylistic cold wars : Betjeman versus Pevsner

Author: Tim Mowl
Publisher: London : John Murray, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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John Betjeman and Nikolaus Pevsner were opposites. Both, however, had a profound influence on the way Britain looks today. This work charts their rise as style warriors and reveals how they became,  Read more...

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Named Person: Nikolaus Pevsner; John Betjeman, Sir; John Betjeman; John Betjeman; Nikolaus Pevsner; John Betjeman; Nikolaus Pevsner; John Betjeman; Nikolaus Pevsner
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Mowl
ISBN: 071955909X 9780719559099
OCLC Number: 43031456
Notes: Includes index.
Description: vii, 182 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: One Chalk Cliff, One Poet and One Architectural Historian; 1. Quaker John in the Awful Shadow of Shand; 2. John the Apostate: Betjeman Wrestling with Stylistic Integrity; 3. How to Catch a Pixie: Shaping the Great Shell Guides of the 1930s; 4. Nikolaus on the Edge of an English Identity; 5. `How to like Everything': The Pipe Factor; 6. Bourgeois Socialism and `Der Great Categorist'; 7. How to Get On in Society; 8. The Last Battles of the Old Warriors; Index
Responsibility: Timothy Mowl.

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