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Pioneers of Modern Design free pdf A new edition, fully illustrated in color, of one of the most widely read books on modern design. Nikolaus Pevsner's landmark work was first published in 1936. It remains as stimulating and challenging today as it was then. Pevsner saw Modernism as a synthesis of three main sources: William Morris and his followers- the work of the 19th-century engineers- and Art Nouveau. All these form the essential background to the work of the early Modernists, with their rejection of ornament, their use of new materials and their commitment to "utility" and the machine age. Pevsner looks at the early masters of the movement, such as Voysey and Rennie Mackintosh in Britain- Sullivan and Lloyd Wright in America- and Loos and Wagner in Vienna, ending in 1914, with Walter Gropius and the Bauhaus movement representing design's most radical break with the past. This new edition of this classic work is fully illustrated in color, with new feature spreads on the key protagonists and movements and a new introduction by Professor Richard Weston.

About Nikolaus Pevsner

Sir Nikolaus Pevsner (1902 - 1983) was considered to be the most influential writer on the history of architecture in the first half of the twentieth century. In his obituary, The Times wrote: 'He had a great capacity for getting down to essentials in any phase of art and for distinguishing between what was inevitable in the circumstances and what was likely to blow over as a passing fashion. His judgments were often refreshingly unconventional for the simple reason that they were consistent.' Born in Germany, he was educated at Leipzig and was successively connected with the universities of Leipzig, Munich, Berlin and Frankfurt. While lecturing at Gottingen University between 1929 and 1933, he specialized in the history of art in Great Britain. In 1934, he moved to England to escape the Nazis, later taking British citizenship in 1946. From 1949 to 1955, he was Slade Professor of Fine Art and a Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge. In 1959, he became Professor of History of Art at Birkbeck College, London, where he remained until his retirement in 1969. Pevsner established his reputation with An Outline of European Architecture (1942) and Pioneers of Modern Design (1949), recently updated and reissued by Yale University Press, though he is probably best known for his celebrated series of guides, The Buildings of England, published in 46 volumes between 1951 and 1974. He was also founding editor, in 1953, of The Pelican History of Art and Architecture, the most comprehensive history of art ever published in English.

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Author : Nikolaus Pevsner
Publisher : Palazzo Editions Ltd
Data Published : 06 October 2011
ISBN : 0956494269
EAN : 9780956494269
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 192 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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