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Pioneers of Modern Design: from William Morris to Walter Gropius (Pelican books) [Unknown Binding]

Nikolaus Pevsner
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  • Unknown Binding: 254 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books (1960)
  • Language: English
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,902,255 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"ORNAMENTATION," SAYS RUSKIN, "is the principal part of architecture." Read the first page
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Authoritative Book on Modern Design 8 July 2003
By Amy
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
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
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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".
3.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully written, outdated 17 Feb 2014
By Vlad Golovach - Published on
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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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