An outline of European architecture.
Harmondsworth, Penguin Books 1960.
4to. (6) + 740pp, 610 ills. Publisher’s cloth, in dustwrapper (wrapper frayed at head of spine). Jill Allibone’s copy, with acquisition date Christmas 1970.
Sir Nikolaus Pevsner’s outline history of European architecture, first published in 1943, has proved to be the most widely influential account of the subject in the half-century that has followed, running to numerous English editions and translations into all the principal European languages. This “jubilee” edition of 1960 is however the only edition to appear in an extensively illustrated hardback form, and it incorporates a major section on German Baroque architecture not present in earlier editions, as well as more extensive treatment of the architecture of the twentieth century.