The E-BNR aims to build a comprehensive & unique cross-artform guide to
the British neo-Romantic tradition,
from 1880 to the present day.
While the British Romantics of 1789-1824 have spawned a vast industry of
publishers, conferences & tourism, the later neo-Romantic traditions
remain largely neglected. The E-BNR is aimed at bringing this hidden
tradition to light.
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WHAT IS NEO-ROMANTICISM ?
Neo-Romantic artists have drawn their inspiration
from artists of the age of Romanticism or earlier.
Characteristic themes in their work include a
mystical approach to the British landscape...
ENTRY: Pevsner, Nikolaus
Sir Nikolaus Pevsner C.B.E. (b. January 30, 1902 – d. August 18, 1983)
was a German-born British historian of art and architecture.
The son of a Jewish merchant, Pevsner was born in Leipzig, Saxony.
He studied art history at the Universities of Leipzig, Munich, Berlin,
and Frankfurt (PhD 1924), worked at the Dresden Gallery (1924–28) and
taught at Göttingen University (1929–33).
In 1934, he moved to England to escape Nazism and taught at London,
Oxford, Birmingham and Cambridge universities. He took British citizenship in 1946.
He is best known for his 46-volume series of detailed county-by-county guides,
The Buildings of England (1951-74), one of the great achievements of 20th-century art scholarship.
He is also known for his The Englishness of English Art, which was one of the first studies to
fully explore the nature of Englishness as expressed in the arts.
Pevsner conceived and edited the Pelican History of Art series (1953–), many
individual volumes of which are regarded as classics.
In 1958, Pevsner was a founder member of The Victorian Society,
the national charity for the study and protection and Victorian
and Edwardian architecture and other arts.
The Buildings of England (1951-74)
The Englishness of English Art (1956)