Synopses & Reviews
The turn of the nineteenth century saw an extraordinary flowering of invention in architecture and design, with two contrasting styles emerging--Art Nouveau and the International Style. Professor Pevsner brings a new clarity to an often confusing period, tracing--with the aid of nearly two hundred carefully chosen illustrations--the origins of twentieth-century ideas in architecture and the applied arts.
"No one but Dr Pevsner could have packed so much information into so compact a work or illustrated it more effectively."--The Times Literary Supplement