A History of Building Types / Edition 1

A History of Building Types / Edition 1

by Nikolaus Pevsner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691018294

ISBN-13: 9780691018294

Pub. Date: 12/01/1979

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Available again in paperback, this first survey of building types ever written remains an essential guide to vital and often overlooked features of the architectural and social inheritance of the West. Here Nikolaus Pevsner shares his immense erudition and keenly discerning eye with readers curious about the ways in which architecture reflects the character of

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Available again in paperback, this first survey of building types ever written remains an essential guide to vital and often overlooked features of the architectural and social inheritance of the West. Here Nikolaus Pevsner shares his immense erudition and keenly discerning eye with readers curious about the ways in which architecture reflects the character of society. He describes twenty types of buildings ranging from the most monumental to the least, from the most ideal to the most utilitarian. More than seven hundred illustrations illuminate the text.

Both Europe and America have been covered with examples chosen largely from the nineteenth century, the crucial period for diversification. Included are national monuments, libraries, theaters, hospitals, prisons, factories, hotels, and many other public buildings; churches and private dwellings have been excluded for practical reasons. The author is concerned not only with the evolution of each type in response to social and architectural change, but also with differing attitudes toward function, materials, and style.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691018294
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
12/01/1979
Series:
A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
794,666
Product dimensions:
8.98(w) x 11.34(h) x 1.06(d)

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