Synopses & Reviews
Nikolaus Pevsner's contribution to the public appreciation of art and architecture is immense. In addition to the famous Buildings of England
books, he was a broadcaster for the BBC. Ranging from Breughel's paintings and the buildings of Gaudi, to Elizabethan mannerism, and contemporary American architecture, these radio scripts are uniquely evocative word pictures. Includes Stephen Games'controversial introduction discussing Pevsner's intellectual development and possible Nazi sympathies.
Sir Nikolaus Pevsner (190283) was one of the most influential writers architecture of the 20th century. He wrote the 46-volume series The Buildings of England.
About the Author
Sir Nikolaus Pevsner (1902 - 1983) was one of the most influential writers on art and architecture that the twentieth century produced. Born in Leipzig of Russian Jewish stock, he left Hitler's Germany in 1935 and settles in London. Here he became a professor at the Univerity of London, and later Cambridge, and set about extending the public understanding of art and architecture in lectures, broadcasts, and, most famously, in the 46-volume series, 'The Buildings of England'.