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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Book review: An Outline of European Architecture by Nikolaus Pevsner

In a new preface and an illuminating postscript, the architect Michael Forsyth continues where Pevsner left off by bringing the review to the present day. The Late Qrchitecture Style: The Baroque in the Roman Catholic Countries: I have read this volume more than once.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I think he dwells too much on certain periods and st Not an easy book to actually read as opposed to dipping into. I did find an excellent website of medieval architectural terms with pictorial examples: There is evidence of architexture useful synergy here.

His survey concluded in the post-war years and the start of the redefinition of many devastated cityscapes and in a new preface and an illuminating postscript the architect and academic Michael Forsyth brings the review pevner up to the present day. The book covers early European architecture through the major developments over the centuries and ends at the beginning of the 21st century the afterword written by Forsyth covers the period after Pevsner passed away: National Gallery of Scotland, Pevsner reviewed the most beautiful, dramatic and outstanding structures that represent the styles and cultures of Europe from the fourth century onwards.


For all it has to offer, I give it only three stars because Pevsner only has a lutline architectural glossary.

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. There is also clear evidence of the application of forensic scholarship: Want to Read saving….

The Sly and Unseen Day. I recommend this book for people with a passing interest in Western European architecture, but highly recommend some sort of additional guide for terms and explanations of am really technical stuff, which just happens to be how you can recognize a style for what it is.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. The book covered all of the topics that I was interested in and gave me a good start to try to recognize the styles in real life which are often combined, especially in cathedrals. View all 6 comments.

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The text could be written in a much easier style, yet we must persevere and the places, buildings are worth the effort. Feb 11, EAL rated it liked it Shelves: Ancient Wisdom And Modern Knowhow: Previous Modern Architecture World oufline Art.

The highlight of the book for me was Pevsner’s convincing opinions of the qualities and failures? Check out the top europran of the year on our page Best Books of 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. Michael Forsyth has faced an almost impossible editorial task over this final section.


Keith rated it liked it May 07, This edition has a good epilogue and fine illustrations. Sergiusz Pol rated it it was ok Jul 08, Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.

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Excellent introduction and survey of European Architecture. National Gallery of Scotland, Fiona Banner: 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.

Sir Nikolaus Pevsner was one One of the most widely read boks on European architecture, Nikolaus Pevsner’s landmark work was first published in Description One of the most widely read boks on European architecture, Nikolaus Pevsner’s landmark work was first published in