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by Phoebe Stanton,Nikolaus Pevsner

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ISBN: 0670582166
Author: Phoebe Stanton,Nikolaus Pevsner
Language: English
Publisher: Viking Studio Book; 1st edition (February 4, 1972)
Pages: 216
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Nikolaus Pevsner (1902–1983) was one of the 20th century's most learned and stimulating writers on art and architecture

Nikolaus Pevsner (1902–1983) was one of the 20th century's most learned and stimulating writers on art and architecture. He is best known for his celebrated series of guides, The Buildings of England (46 volumes, published 1951–74) acknowledged as one of the great achievements of 20th-century scholarship.

Phoebe Stanton; Preface-Nikolaus Pevsner. ISBN 10: 0670582166, ISBN 13: 9780670582167. Dust jacket notes: "The most important exponent of the Gothic Revival in English architecture was Augustus Welby Pugin, who in a short working period, from 1835 until his death in 1852, designed more than a hundred buildings, wrote eight books, and established a flourishing business for the production of metalwork and stained glass. Pugin, a Catholic convert, who equated Gothic architecture with Christianity, expressed his profound religious convictions in his writings and in the building of such churches as St Giles, Cheadle, and St Barnabas, Nottingham.

One of the most widely read books on modern design, Nikolaus Pevsner's landmark work today remains as stimulating as it was when first published in 1936.

By this time Pevsner had also completed Pioneers of the Modern Movement: from William Morris to Walter Gropius, his . He also completed for Penguin Books the Pelican paperback An Outline of European Architecture, which he had begun to develop while in internment.

By this time Pevsner had also completed Pioneers of the Modern Movement: from William Morris to Walter Gropius, his influential pre-history of what he saw as Walter Gropius's dominance of contemporary design. In 1942, Pevsner finally secured two regular positions.

Pioneers of Modern Design book. Sir Nikolaus Pevsner was one of the twentieth century's most learned and stimulating writers on art and architecture. He established his reputation with Pioneers of Modern Design, though he is probably best known for his celebrated series of guides, The Buildings of England, acknowledged as one of the great achievements of twentieth-century scholarship.

Nikolaus Pevsner's landmark work was first published in 1936. It remains as stimulating and challenging today as it was then. Pevsner saw Modernism as a synthesis of three main sources: William Morris and his followers; the work of the 19th-century engineers; and Art Nouveau. All these form the essential background to the work of the early Modernists, with their rejection of ornament, their use of new materials and their commitment to "utility" and the machine age.

This grand finale tells us how modern design was how art and architecture managed to respond to the possibilites and the challenges of the 20th century. It feels like an story that is objectively told, where everything fits remarkably well together.

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Dust jacket notes: "The most important exponent of the Gothic Revival in English architecture was Augustus Welby Pugin, who in a short working period, from 1835 until his death in 1852, designed more than a hundred buildings, wrote eight books, and established a flourishing business for the production of metalwork and stained glass. Pugin, a Catholic convert, who equated Gothic architecture with Christianity, expressed his profound religious convictions in his writings and in the building of such churches as St Giles, Cheadle, and St Barnabas, Nottingham. He also designed convents, monasteries, schools, and houses, but is perhaps best known for his superb decorations for the Houses of Parliament. Pugin was well ahead of his time in his advocacy of purity and function in architectural design, but his single-minded assertive perfectionism and fidelity to medieval style earned him many contemporary attacks. This authoritative study by Phoebe Stanton, Associate Professor of the History of Art at The Johns Hopkins University, constitutes an exhaustive and perceptive re-assessment of Pugin's status."

Comments:

Brialelis
166 of black and white illustrations, mostly photos, of mediocre to poor quality and sized from full-page to very small (many small). They include 2 original floor plans (hall and church), views of architectural exteriors and interiors (photos and orig. drawings/renderings), not many views of details, 1 of each of a chalice, pyx, flagon, and churches comparison in perspective, as well as 2 of each of portrait sketches and urban landscapes.

It is an old-fashioned architectural monograph very inferior to Pugin: A Gothic Passion by Atterbury and Wainwright in every respect, as architecture is very well represented in addition to the rest of Pugin's oeuvre in the latter, which has a big format and superior printing in color on excellent smooth paper, while this one is printed on cheap coarse paper, which may smell of mold/mould.
Coiwield
There are several books currently available about A.W.N. Pugin. Having first read, "God’s Architect: Pugin & the Building of Romantic Britain" I was interested in finding a complementary work. I found it in this wonderful book. "God’s Architect: Pugin & the Building of Romantic Britain" is a much longer book which is primarilly focussed on the biography of Pugin with his designed works fitted into his life. Phoebe Stanton, by contrast, primarily focuses on his works with his life forming the background to them. Her book is profusely illustrated, unlike the other, and is a better source for illustrations of his works.

If you want the complete life of Pugin then, by all means, get the first book, but if you want a briefer book with an emphasis on his work, then get this one. If, however, you are like myself, get both.
Rrinel
I got this for a friend of mine whom I know is interested in Pugin's architecture (I already had a much-admired copy myself). The book is an excellent guide to Pugin's work with many illustrations and some biographical background.

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