Nikolaus Pevsner - The Sources of Modern Architecture & Design (2nd Hand Paperback)
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.
- Format : Standard, Glossy 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Good
- Category : Non-Fiction - Architecture, Design & Engineering
- Published : 1968 (This Edition 1995 - Thames & Hudson / World of Art)
- ISBN : 9780500200728
- SKU : B002654
- PPC : LL500gm
- RRP : N/A
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"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.
"This book is a classic. I read it as a required book when working for my degree in design. That was many years ago, and I remembered it and just had to have it. I wasn't disappointed. It lets you see the evolution of modern design, from the time of William Morris." - Google Review.
"There is no more readable, more copiously illustrated survey of the period from the Crystal Palace to the Bauhaus" - Sunday Telegraph.
Sir Nikolaus Bernhard Leon Pevsner CBE FBA was a German-British art historian and architectural historian best known for his monumental 46-volume series of county-by-county guides, The Buildings of England. He is widely considered one of the most influential writers on the history of architecture in the 20th century.