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Nikolaus Pevsner: The Life
Nikolaus Pevsner: The Life
by Susie Harries
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £30.00

27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More than a biography, 14 Sept. 2011
Although this is a long book at over 800 pages it is more than a biography of one man who started life in Weimar Germany and finished his life in England, and who almost single handed wrote the 46 volumes of The Buildings of England. It has two other strands; firstly why architecture and art history matter, and secondly the history of the politics and life under Nazi Germany, war time Britain and the years of recovery, that shaped this man's life. Susie Harries has produced an extremely well researched biographical tour de force - the source notes cover about 30 pages and there are also page footnotes by way of explanation where necessary. I found it very hard to put down whenever other matters needed my attention.

Pevsner's Architectural Glossary (Pevsner Architectural Guides)
Pevsner's Architectural Glossary (Pevsner Architectural Guides)
by Nikolaus Pevsner
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £12.99

26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Pevsner fan, 2 Dec. 2010
By far the best Architectural glossary I have ever seen. A vital resource for translators of foreign language books or articles about architecture because of the rich vocabulary in English of architectural features and styles. It is very well illustrated with forty-one helpful figures of architectural features and fifty-three coloured plates divided into Ecclesiastical, Public and Domestic mainly of buildings. Front and back jacket illustrations.

Sarajevo (CitySpots)
Sarajevo (CitySpots)
by n/a
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars 'Europe's last undiscovered city.' Martin Bell, 26 May 2009
This review is from: Sarajevo (CitySpots) (Paperback)
Sarajevo is a beautiful city yet still little known. This pocket size, inexpensive, little guide gives almost everything a first time visitor needs to know. Written by a long time resident of Sarajevo, who has authored more comprehensive guides, it promises to be accurate and practical with some useful photographs, though a few are of 'travel agent' perfect scenes. In its various sections the guide aludes to Sarajevo's multiculturalism but it would be useful to have one of Sarajevo's main attactions - the meeting of east and west - highlighted early on.

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