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Extremely technical I have faith in Pevsner s research and his intellect, but his writing style is dense and sometimes difficult. Not an easy book to actually read as opposed to dipping into The text could be written in a much easier style, yet we must persevere and the places, buildings are worth the effort I bought it in 1982, dipped into occasionally and recently I have used it to get away from this crushing web obsesssion by means of attempting to work thro the text, reading paper printed books and not being screen based is my new objective these last few months I think he dwells too much on certain periods and st Not an easy book to actually read as opposed to dipping into The text could be written in a much easier style, yet we must persevere and the places, buildings are worth the effort I bought it in 1982, dipped into occasionally and recently I have used it to get away from this crushing web obsesssion by means of attempting to work thro the text, reading paper printed books and not being screen based is my new objective these last few months I think he dwells too much on certain periods and styles, but then he is documenting the sum total and he is thinking from a pre war viewpoint and as a scholar Its too much for me in one read through, so far the early chapters as with all good books have massively broadened my outlook #FREE PDF ⚠ An Outline of European Architecture Ø One of the most widely read books on European architecture, Nikolaus Pevsner s landmarkwork was first published inThrough several revisions and updates during Pevsner s lifetime, it continued to be a seminal essay on the subject, and even after his death, it remains as stimulating as it was back in the mid twentieth centuryA revised and updated full colour edition of the classic study of the history of European architecture I didn t finish this not by choice but because there were fifty pages missing.Yes, the seventy five year old edition of this book has been through the wars a bit, but from what I could gather there was an error in the printing press those many decades ago where an entire section of the book, both pages and picture plates, were duplicated It goes straight from page 90 all the way to 160, then to 130 and back up again I was quite enjoying it, really, but the fact some of it is missing sort of pu I didn t finish this not by choice but because there were fifty pages missing.Yes, the seventy five year old edition of this book has been through the wars a bit, but from what I could gather there was an error in the printing press those many decades ago where an entire section of the book, both pages and picture plates, were duplicated It goes straight from page 90 all the way to 160, then to 130 and back up again I was quite enjoying it, really, but the fact some of it is missing sort of put me off I d rather read the whole thing, and that s not possible at the moment, so I can t really give it a rating This book was my first of many attempts to try to understand architecture I now know that I can t, not really It s one of those subjects, like economics, that i just don t pick up easily And Pevsner is a terrific theorist I just can t maintain it like I can other subjects Definitely worth a read for those who can. Some key words from google bramante, late gothic, borromini, ninth century, soufflot, greek cross, mansart, romanesque style, bruchsal, gothic style, transepts, east parts, romanesque, robert adam, bernini, inigo jones, notre dame, united states, sto spirito, giulio roaman GREAT STUFF This intro is a good reference for knowing what you re looking at, or looking for, on your European tour Second only to understanding Latin well enough to read inscriptions carved on buildings. A useful book, but the layout doesn t lend itself to quick referencing and can be daunting to a new comer upon the topic itsof a complete read through for someone who already has an intermediate knowledge of the topic. an excellent, superbly written overview of european architecture,from greek temples to mid 20th century pevsner is one of my favorite architectural historians, who writes for the enthusiastic and avid learner, with detail and amiable commentary, without being esoteric or boring. Pevsner s book on European architecture may be a celebrated academic work on the subject, fit for those with an above average knowledge on the subject, but a book for the popularization of architecture history it certainly is not After a few pages one gets used to the relatively pompous and difficult style of narration With the haphazard organisation of chapters Britain and France are given one chapter that covers the period between the 16th century to the 18th , the ratherthan frequent Pevsner s book on European architecture may be a celebrated academic work on the subject, fit for those with an above average knowledge on the subject, but a book for the popularization of architecture history it certainly is not After a few pages one gets used to the relatively pompous and difficult style of narration With the haphazard organisation of chapters Britain and France are given one chapter that covers the period between the 16th century to the 18th , the ratherthan frequent insistent name dropping of architects and pieces of architecture I, personally, could not get used to The reader should become very comfortable with paragraphs such as Of blocks of flats those by Mies van der Rohe at Berlin 1925 and Stuttgart Weissenhof, see below 1927 deserve mention, of large estates of flats those by Bruno Taut 1880 1938 in Berlin and Ernst May born 1862 in Frankfurt, both begun about 1926, the one public utility, the other municipal housing A summing up of the best so far achieved was the experimental estate of the Deutscher Werkbund at the Weissenhof near Stuttgart 1927 in which architects from Gropius and Mies van der Rohe to Oud and Le Corbusier co operated if the reader wishes to finish this book with their faculties intact The parade of mentioned architects seems never ending, Pevsner beingthan comfortable bombarding the supposedly learned reader and speaking to him as his equal The same is done with the cascade of works of architecture mentioned, many of which have no illustration attached, and the painful verbal description of complex physical spaces demands the reader have a vivid imagination Pevsner, a native German, later in his life became enad with England citizenship received in 1946 and this infatuation can be sensed in some parts of his work in the form of bias, as attention is very often redirected in this book on European architecture towards English architecture Little is said of continental Art Nouveau, but the British Arts and Crafts movement is discussed thoroughly The author s preference for modern, cubist, Le Corbusier like architecture can also be sensed while trudging through paragraphs such as the one copied above The organic, fluctuant, and blooming architecture of the Art Nouveau that moved European attention from the dusty, old, conservative Historicism movement is safely kept in the shadows by Pevsner, who, in 1933 was on the side of Goebbles and his lot in their tirade against degenerate art Pevsner wasGerman than the Germans to the extent that he supported Goebbels in his drive for pure non decadent German art Palladio is the best.Readable Occasionally the author s supercilious Britishness got irritating take this with a grain of salt, I m American but overall quite good.