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by Nikolaus Pevsner

ePub Pioneers of Modern Design: From William Morris to Walter Gropius (Peregrine Books) download
Author:
Nikolaus Pevsner
ISBN13:
978-0140552119
ISBN:
0140552111
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Publisher:
Puffin; 2nd edition (November 4, 1986)
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Subcategory:
History & Criticism
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1539 kb
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4.6
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Nikolaus Pevsner (1902–1983) was one of the 20th century's most learned and stimulating writers on art and .

Nikolaus Pevsner (1902–1983) was one of the 20th century's most learned and stimulating writers on art and architecture. Reading the Pevsner's foundational Pioneers at long last cleared this question up. In fact, it is amazing how much of the "history" (and pre-history) of the modern movement was laid down here and it makes reading this book a must for any serious student of the movement-the way it has been understood, historicized and perceived has been unquestionably influenced by this work.

One of the most widely read books on modern design, Nikolaus Pevsner's landmark work today remains as stimulating as it was when first published in 1936.

Pioneers of Modern Design book.

Nikolaus Pevsner was born in Leipzig, Saxony, the son of Anna and . By this time Pevsner had also completed Pioneers of the Modern Movement: from William Morris to Walter Gropius, his influential pre-history of what he saw as Walter Gropius's dominance of contemporary design.

Nikolaus Pevsner was born in Leipzig, Saxony, the son of Anna and her husband Hugo Pevsner, a Russian-Jewish fur merchant.

First published in 1936 under title: Pioneers of the modern movement, from William Morris to Walter Gropius. Includes bibliographical references. Art, Modern - 19th century. Art, Modern - 20th century. Architecture, Modern - 19th century. Architecture, Modern - 20th century.

One of the most widely read books on modern design, Nikolaus Pevsner's landmark work today remains as. .

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Book Description: Nikolaus Pevsner’s study of the history of modern design, first published in 1936, is a classic text that .

About the Author: Sir Nikolaus Pevsner (1902-1983) was a professor of history of art and architecture at Birkbeck College, University of London.

  • I have long-wondered why the arts-and-crafts movement (from, Morris to, say, Mackintosh) has traditionally been included in the (proto-)modern movement, when the social, political and aesthetic goals of the movements were so often in disagreement (if not actually hostile to one another). Reading the Pevsner's foundational Pioneers at long last cleared this question up. In fact, it is amazing how much of the "history" (and pre-history) of the modern movement was laid down here and it makes reading this book a must for any serious student of the movement--the way it has been understood, historicized and perceived has been unquestionably influenced by this work. That said, it is equally clear that Pevsner allowed his own social and political beliefs and proclivities to color his understanding of both he modern and proto-modern movements and I strongly believe that this caused him to get it wrong--drawing connections where none existed and making judgments that are unwarranted by the materials he had at hand. As such, and in many ways, I believe that this book is a step backwards for one who wants to understand the modern movement but, as I said above, it stands as an indispensable tool to understand how people perceived of the movement ex-post. That is, Pevsner is a poor guide to (pre-) modernity, but an indispensable guide to the cottage industry that has grown up amongst the chattering class which talks about modernity. 1-star for the former, 5-stars for the latter, I rate the book as 3-stars overall.

  • Any research on design history is incomplete without this book. And, to be frank, not just incomplete but boring, as the majority of books on this field is badly written, unlike this one. Yet it's dated, which is no wonder considering the year of first publication.

  • Architecture, as materialization of human ideas, is the effect of political, economical, and ideological circumstances affecting all other visual arts. Pevsner attains a synergic convergence of disperse viewpoints regarding the European craftsmanship which gave rise to First Worl War and allow the emergence of the so-called "Modern Movement" which, in turn, grounded the causes for Second World War.

  • This is an extremely well written and informative book with logically built-up chapters, which makes it easy to find any particular subject you might be looking for.
    In my opinion Pevsner was one of the most knowledgeable art historians ever, who was able to express himself in a manner that can be understood even if you don't have an art historical background.
    The illustrations are relevant and exceed the usual "stock in trade".

  • One of the finest works covering this field.

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  • Had some highlights and pen marks but great for price!