[Reading] ➲ Pioneers of Modern Design ➺ Nikolaus Pevsner – Diclofenac16.us

Pioneers of Modern Design 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 This Expanded Edition Of Pioneers Of Modern Design Provides Pevsner S Original Text Along With Significant New And Updated Information, Enhancing Pevsner S Illuminating Account Of The Roots Of Modernism The Book Now Offers Many Beautiful Color Illustrations Biographies And Bibliographies Of All Major Figures Illustrated Short Essays On Key Themes, Movements, And Individuals A Critique Of Pevsner S Analysis From Today S Perspective Examples Of Works After 1914 Where The Original Study Ended A Biography Detailing Pevsner S Life And Achievements And Much.Pevsner Saw Modernism As A Synthesis Of Three Main Sources William Morris And His Followers, The Work Of Nineteenth Century Engineers, And Art Nouveau The Author Considers The Role Of These Sources In The Work Of Early Modernists And Looks At Such Masters Of The Movement As C.F.A Voysey And Charles Rennie Mackintosh In Britain, Louis Sullivan And Frank Lloyd Wright In America, And Adolf Loos And Otto Wagner In Vienna The Account Concludes With A Discussion Of The Radical Break With The Past Represented By The Design Work Of Walter Gropius And His Future Bauhaus Colleagues.

[Reading] ➲ Pioneers of Modern Design  ➺ Nikolaus Pevsner – Diclofenac16.us
  • Hardcover
  • 192 pages
  • Pioneers of Modern Design
  • Nikolaus Pevsner
  • English
  • 19 September 2018
  • 0300105711

    10 thoughts on “[Reading] ➲ Pioneers of Modern Design ➺ Nikolaus Pevsner – Diclofenac16.us


  1. says:

    Pevsner s book is remarkable it is short enough and well illustrated, which should make it an easy and accessible read for both the profane eager to find that the modern style did not appear, despite its claims, through divine revelation, but out of a tumultuous historical process, and to thosefamiliar with the subject, as Pevsner wide ranging knowledge of European and American architecture will have most likely something to teach them To this day few writers endeavour to cover both aspe Pevsner s book is remarkable it is short enough and well illustrated, which should make it an easy and accessible read for both the profane eager to find that the modern style did not appear, despite its claims, through divine revelation, but out of a tumultuous historical process, and to thosefamiliar with the subject, as Pevsner wide ranging knowledge of European and American architecture will have most likely something to teach them To this day few writers endeavour to cover both aspects of modernism, that is the technical one and the muchpopular cultural one Pevsner adresses both with a certain brio, and unsurprisingly given its early publication, with fairly little secondary sources He seems just as much at ease with the tracing of concrete and metal use in architecture back to the eighteenth century, as he is taking his reader from Arts Crafts to Modernism, via Art Nouve...


  2. says:

    Exhibited as an influence in Terence Conran The Way We Live Now.


  3. says:

    I ve recently gained a new level of appreciation for William Morris and found a reference to this book in a bibliography What a great find This is considered a classic work, and in the 2005 addition is complemented by commentary from Richard...


  4. says:

    Two stars is generous for this wordy and poorly illustrated book that has a poor chronology It is annoying when the author talks about items extensively that are not illustrated or with illustrations that lack scope The subject is ...


  5. says:

    I may be reading this for class, but I like it enough to put it on here It s an interesting take on art history, not a textbook.Edit This is pretty much all you need if you re interested in modern design I don t always necessary agree with him but he ha...


  6. says:

    Another book read for class that I likely would not have chosen, I ended up enjoying this onethan most The arc of its argument seemed easier to understand than most, looking at how the arts and Crafts movement and Art Nouveau came together with other ideas to cre...


  7. says:

    Very good book treating developments around architecture and design during the 19th and early 20th century, up to early modernity This has been the most important period for shaping the future of our mass manufactured world, where we are now slowly climbing out of, entering the 3rd Indust...


  8. says:

    I read this before studying in Paris and it was a gorgeous read It certainly opened my eyes to architecture that I would otherwise just walk past I recommend this to students of art history and also to those w...


  9. says:

    This book was originally published in 1936, and the copy I m reading was revised and rewritten in 1960 I love reading about modern design s beginnings from someone who is living in that era.

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