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Pioneers of Modern Design: From William Morris to Walter Gropius [Hardcover]

Nikolaus Pevsner
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5 April 2005
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 colour illustrations; updated 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 more. 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, 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. Nikolaus Pevsner (1902-1983), a distinguished scholar of art and architecture, was best known as editor of the 46-volume series The Buildings of England and as founding editor of The Pelican History of Art. Both of these prestigious series are currently published by Yale University Press. Richard Weston is professor at the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University. He has published extensively on twentieth-century architecture, including his book Materials, Form, and Architecture, published by Yale University Press.


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  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Yale University Press; Revised edition edition (5 April 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0300105711
  • ISBN-13: 978-0300105711
  • Product Dimensions: 26.1 x 19.3 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 748,535 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"[An] excellent and now classic introduction to modern design and twentieth-century modernism. . . ."-Christopher Menz, Australian Book Review

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Nikolaus Pevsner (1902-1983), a distinguished scholar of art and architecture, was best known as editor of the 46-volume series The Buildings of England and as founding editor of The Pelican History of Art. Both of these prestigious series are currently published by Yale University Press. Richard Weston is professor at the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University. He has published extensively on twentieth-century architecture, including his book Materials, Form, and Architecture, published by Yale University Press.

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5.0 out of 5 stars The Authoritative Book on Modern Design 8 July 2003
By Amy
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This book really is an essential guide for anyone interested in the history of Modern design. Acessible and well-written, it clearly outlines the major theories of Art, Architecture and design of the twentieth century.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Modern Design 14 Feb 2014
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An excellent informative book, which I am delighted to own. A text book to dip into which is exciting and helpful.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting book 17 Oct 2009
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I am not an architect but a student of interior design. The book gave an interesting introduction into the artistic inspiration and processes going on at the period from Morris to Grotius. Personally I loved it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nikolaus Pevsner: Pioneers of Modern Design 20 Mar 2014
By Gunvor Regine Rishovd - Published on Amazon.com
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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".
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3.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully written, outdated 17 Feb 2014
By Vlad Golovach - Published on Amazon.com
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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.
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