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The buildings of England

Nikolaus Pevsner

The buildings of England

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by Nikolaus Pevsner

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Published by Penguin Books in (Hammondsworth, Middlesex) .
Written in English


Edition Notes

ContributionsWilliamson, Elizabeth.
The Physical Object
Pagination570 p., plates :
Number of Pages570
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20713857M

As ALL Fiddlersgreen models, sold as downloadable only. In domestic architecture, in particular, buildings were used to display status and wealth, as William Harrison noted in his Description of England : Each one desireth to set his house aloft on the hill, to be seen afar off, and cast forth his beams of stately and curious workmanship into every quarter of the country. The entire volume on Middlesex was an early casualty of this rearrangement, as are parts of the revised volumes covering SurreyEssex and Kent. All Rights Reserved.

The Buildings of Ireland has so far broadly corresponded to the traditional provinces of Ireland and is blind to ' the Border ' between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. The great cathedrals and parish churches that lifted up their towers to heaven were not only acts of devotion in stone; they were also fiercely functional buildings. The Houses of Parliament Although only a few Saxon fragments survive, it was here that Edward the Confessor developed the style that we call Norman. Whilst the buildings of the ancients should 'serve as models which we should imitate, and as standards by which we ought to judge', a more eclectic approach was called for. Both were later revised again by others.

Therefore Pevsner set out to produce a definitive guide to the Buildings of England. Longleat House, Wiltshire, which was completed inexemplifies the confidence of Tudor craftsmen in a society that was more stable than that of their medieval ancestors. The Peckwater Quadrangle, Christ Church, Oxford Although Inigo Jones and a small group of other architects in the 17th century had conceived buildings that were rigorously faithful to ancient Roman buildings, it was not until after that patrons and architects became obsessed with designing buildings using the ancient orders of architecture precisely. But now, in the new Millennium, even post-modernism is showing signs of age. The "Year" column indicates the year in which a building was completed.


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