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The Resource A history of building types, Nikolaus Pevsner

A history of building types, Nikolaus Pevsner

Label
A history of building types
Title
A history of building types
Statement of responsibility
Nikolaus Pevsner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Available again in paperback, this first survey of building types ever written remains an essential guide to vital and often overlooked features of the architectural and social inheritance of the West. Here Nikolaus Pevsner shares his immense erudition and keenly discerning eye with readers curious about the ways in which architecture reflects the character of society. He describes twenty types of buildings ranging from the most monumental to the least, from the most ideal to the most utilitarian. More than seven hundred illustrations illuminate the text. Both Europe and America have been covered with examples chosen largely from the nineteenth century, the crucial period for diversification. Included are national monuments, libraries, theaters, hospitals, prisons, factories, hotels, and many other public buildings; churches and private dwellings have been excluded for practical reasons. The author is concerned not only with the evolution of each type in response to social and architectural change, but also with differing attitudes toward function, materials, and style
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
725/.09
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NA4170
LC item number
.P48 1976
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
  • A.W. Mellon lectures in the fine arts
  • Bollingen series
Series volume
  • 19
  • 35
Label
A history of building types, Nikolaus Pevsner
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Also issued as paperback 1979 and 1997
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 295) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
National monuments and monuments to genius -- Government buildings from the late twelfth to the late seventeenth centuries -- Government buildings from the eighteenth century : houses of parliament -- Government buildings from the eighteenth century : ministries and public offices -- Government buildings from the eighteenth century : town halls and law courts -- Theatres -- Libraries -- Museums -- Hospitals -- Prisons -- Hotels -- Exchanges and banks -- Warehouses and office buildings -- Railway stations -- Market halls, conservatories and exhibition buildings -- Shops, stores and department stores -- Factories
Control code
1693883
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9780691099040
Lccn
75004459
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
A history of building types, Nikolaus Pevsner
Publication
Note
Also issued as paperback 1979 and 1997
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 295) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
National monuments and monuments to genius -- Government buildings from the late twelfth to the late seventeenth centuries -- Government buildings from the eighteenth century : houses of parliament -- Government buildings from the eighteenth century : ministries and public offices -- Government buildings from the eighteenth century : town halls and law courts -- Theatres -- Libraries -- Museums -- Hospitals -- Prisons -- Hotels -- Exchanges and banks -- Warehouses and office buildings -- Railway stations -- Market halls, conservatories and exhibition buildings -- Shops, stores and department stores -- Factories
Control code
1693883
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9780691099040
Lccn
75004459
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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