Reassessing Nikolaus Pevsner

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Peter Draper
Routledge, Jul 5, 2017 - Architecture - 262 pages
Nikolaus Pevsner was one of the most important and influential art historians of the twentieth century. He opened up new areas of enquiry in the history of art, revolutionising architectural studies in England and playing a key role in establishing the discipline of design history. Through his lectures and broadcasts, as well as the remarkable volumes in The Buildings of England series which made him a household name, he did much to encourage greater interest in, and understanding of, art and architecture among a wide public. This wide-ranging collection of essays, based on papers delivered at the conference held at Birkbeck in celebration of the centenary of Pevsner's birth, offers the first sustained critical assessment of Pevsner's achievements. With contributions by leading international scholars, the volume brings together a wealth of new material on Pevsner and his intellectual background, both in Germany in the late 1920s and 1930s and in England, particularly in the 1940s and 1950s.
 

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List of figures
Nikolaus Pevsner
Germanness Englishness Jewishness scientificness
Nikolaus Pevsners contribution as editor of The Pelican History
Pevsner the writer
Nikolaus Pevsner and the architectural writers of the nineteenth
Pevsner and medieval studies in Britain
Pevsner Victorian architecture and the
how Pevsners minor canons became
Good design in British industry 193056
The Rediscovery of the Picturesque Nikolaus Pevsner and
Pevsner and Reyner Banham
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