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Pevsner on Art and Architecture By Nikolaus Pevsner

Pevsner on Art and Architecture
by Nikolaus Pevsner

This title presents the collected radio talks of one of the 20th century's most influential, learned and stimulating writers on art and architecture, Nikolaus Pevsner.
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Pevsner on Art and Architecture: The Radio Talks by Nikolaus Pevsner

A refugee from Nazi Germany, Nikolaus Pevsner became a central player in the intellectual and cultural life of his adopted country. Almost impossibly energetic, efficient and effective, his contribution both to scholarship and to the public appreciation of art and architecture is immense. In addition to the famous "Buildings in England" series - known commonly as "Pevsner" - he wrote standard textbooks, held professorships, delivered Reith lectures, promoted with equal fervour Victorian and Bauhaus architecture; and for over 25 years from the end of the war was a regular broadcaster for the BBC. Here, principally for the "Third Programme", his talks ranged from a discussion of Breughel's art to the buildings of Gaudi; from a series on Englishmen's castles to meditations on modern town planning; from Elizabethan mannerism to contemporary American architecture.

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Pevsner on Art and Architecture Reviews

Nikolaus Pevsner was a refugee from Nazi Germany whose monumental and magisterial 46-volume The Buildings of England appeared between 1951 and 1974. His surname is still virtually synonymous with a certain kind of cultural guide at its finest - and this book brings into print the texts of a 25-year-long series of talks which he did for BBC Radio Three's previous incarnation, The Third Programme. They range in subject from 'New Zealand' to 'The Norfolkness of Norfolk Building'; from 'Bavarian Rococo' to 'New York Skyscrapers'. And from 'Art and the State' to 'How to Judge Victorian Architecture'. They are fascinating to read as 'period pieces' - but, more than that, as essays which remain remarkably lively, informative and persuasively opinionated. A welcome addition to his much-read other works.

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Pevsner on Art and Architecture: The Radio Talks by Nikolaus Pevsner
Nikolaus Pevsner
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Methuen Publishing Ltd
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