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Norfolk 2: North-west and South Volume 2: North-west and South v. 2 (Pevsner Architectural Guides: Buildings of England) Hardcover – 1 Jan 1999


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  • Hardcover: 864 pages
  • Publisher: Yale University Press; 2nd New edition of Revised edition edition (1 Jan. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0300096577
  • ISBN-13: 978-0300096576
  • Product Dimensions: 4.4 x 12.7 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 282,746 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The greatest endeavour of popular architectural scholarship in the world." -- Jonathan Meades, The Observer, 25th November 2001.

About the Author

Sir Nikolaus Pevsner (1902-73), founder of the celebrated Buildings of England series, was one of the most learned and stimulating twentieth-century writers on art and architecture. Bill Wilson brings to this book an unparalleled knowledge of Norfolk's historic buildings, the result of fifteen years of investigation. Starting with an interest in medieval churches, his expertise now ranges over every type of Norfolk building, particularly the smaller houses in which the county is so rich. He was engaged in a resurvey of Listed buildings in Norfolk for the Department of the Environment, and since 1987 has worked as a historic building consultant, based in Norwich. He has carried out surveys of the buildings of 25 East Anglian towns for English Heritage, and has completed for the National Trust an examination of all their properties in the East Anglia region, as well as many surveys for private clients.

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By C. Knight on 2 Jun. 2007
Format: Hardcover
In this companion to his masterly up-date on Norwich and North-East Norfolk, Bill Wilson does not disappoint. Like its sister volume, the sheer comprehensiveness, accuracy and depth of the work leave one almost breathless. This aside, the eloquent and consise writing, interwoven with the occasional and beautifully crafted rye comment are what makes the book so readable, The introduction alone makes it an essential purchase for those with a love of the county, its buildings and just damn good writing. It will remain both my bedside read and my essential guide to Norfolk for many years to come.
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The only thing that all the Pevsner series lack is whether or not the places are normally open to the public. I'm interested in churches and these books are bibles in that field of course. Fascinating reading.
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By Jolyon Oxley on 11 Feb. 2014
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A reminder that this is about the architecture of buildings and not their history. But it's essential to have one.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Bradley on 8 Jun. 2009
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I also attended lectures by Prof. Pevsner at London University in the 1960s. His Guides are lucid and so worded that the amateur can easily understand his descriptions of architectural aspects of buildings.
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Peasant TOP 500 REVIEWER on 14 July 2012
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Pevsner's guides are one of the monuments of publishing. They aim to describe every building of interest in the given area. In order to do this, Pevsner resorts to a sort of shorthand which makes his books difficult to follow and the text intimidatingly dense. The information is in there, but not in a very accessible form.

This, however, is not my only issue with Pevsner. If that were all, one would forgive him because he has to get a great deal of information into a relatively small space. However the author does something with buildings which I don't like. He dissects them into architectural motifs and components, and in the process loses sight of the whole - and of the whole core of architecture; space, light and proportion. I have also found through experience that he often dismisses as unworthy of note - or even indulges himself in a rather unnecessary sneer - at aspects of vernacular and traditional buildings which we, today, consider to be a huge part of their charm.

Churches are Pevsner's great obsession, yet he he often overlooks or ignores those small details of medieval craftsmanship which are, for most of us, the most interesting feature. Do not rely on him to lead you to interesting painted screens or heartwarming woodcarving. He likes stone tracery, florid monuments and stuff like that. For the churches of Norfolk, a good selection are described in quite a different and, to me, far more desirable manner, by David Stanford in Norfolk Churches
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