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Nikolaus Pevsner

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Nikolaus Pevsner (January 30, 1902 - August 18, 1983) was a German-born British historian of art and, especially, architecture.

The son of a Jewish merchant, Pevsner was born in Leipzig, Saxony. He studied art history at the Universities of Leipzig, Munich, Berlin, and Frankfurt/Main in Germany (PhD 1924), worked at the Dresden Gallery (1924-28) and taught at G├Âttingen University (1929-33). In 1934, he moved to England to escape Nazism and taught at London, Oxford, and Cambridge Universities.

He is best known for his 46-volume series of county-by-county guides, The Buildings of England (1951-74), one of the great achievements of 20th-century art scholarship.

Pevsner conceived and edited the Pelican History of Art series (1953- ), many individual volumes of which are regarded as classics.

He died in London.

Contents

Selected bibliography

  • Academies of Art, Past and Present (1940)
  • An Outline of European Architecture (1943)
  • Pioneers of Modern Design (1949; originally published in 1936 under the title Pioneers of the Modern Movement)
  • The Buildings of England (1951-74)
  • The Englishness of English Art (1956)
  • The Sources of Modern Architecture and Design (1968)
  • A History of Building Types (1976)

The Buildings of England

Work on the series continued after Pevsner'Yale_University" title ="Yale University">Yale University Press.

  • Bath (2003)
  • Bedfordshire, Huntingdon & Peterborough (1968)
  • Berkshire (1966)
  • Buckinghamshire (1960;1994)
  • Cambridgeshire (1954;1970)
  • Cheshire (1971)
  • Cornwall (1951;1970)
  • County Durham (1953;1983)
  • Cumberland & Westmorland (1967)
  • Derbyshire (1953;1978)
  • Devon (1952;1989)
  • Dorset (1972)
  • Essex (1954;1965)
  • Gloucestershire: The Cotswolds (1970;1999)
  • Gloucestershire: The Vale & Forest of Dean (2002)
  • Hampshire (1967)
  • Herefordshire (1963)
  • Hertfordshire (1953;1977)
  • Kent: North East & East (1969;1983)
  • Kent: West & the Weald (1969;1976)
  • North Lancashire (1969)
  • South Lancashire (1969)
  • Leicestershire & Rutland (1960;1984)
  • Lincolnshire (1964;1989)
  • London 1: The City of London (1997)
  • London 2: South (1983)
  • London 3: North-West (1991)
  • London 4: North (1998)
  • London 6: The City of Westminster (2003)
  • London City Churches (1998)
  • Manchester (2001)
  • Norfolk 1: Norwich & North East (1962;1997)
  • Norfolk 2: South & West (1962;1999)
  • Northamptonshire (1961;1973)
  • Northumberland (1957;1992)
  • Nottinghamshire (1951;1979)
  • Oxfordshire (1974)
  • Shropshire (1958)
  • Somerset: North & Bristol (1958)
  • Somerset: South & West (1958)
  • Staffordshire (1974)
  • Suffolk (1961;1974)
  • Surrey (1962;1971)
  • Sussex (1965)
  • Warwickshire (1966)
  • Wiltshire (1963;1971)
  • Worcestershire (1968)
  • Yorkshire: The North Riding (1966)
  • Yorkshire: The West Riding (1959;1967)
  • Yorkshire: York & East Riding (1972;1995)


The Buildings of Scotland

The series continued under Pevsner's name into Scotland. The series is not yet complete.

  • Argyll and Bute (2000) ISBN 0300096704
  • Dumfries and Galloway ISBN 0300096712
  • Edinburgh ISBN 0200096720
  • Fife ISBN 0300096739
  • Glasgow ISBN 0300096747
  • Highlands and Islands (1992) ISBN 0300096259
  • Lothian, except Edinburgh ISBN 0300096267
  • Stirling and Central Scotland ISBN 0300095945

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