Definition of Nikolaus Pevsner from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Nikolaus Pevsner

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(1902-83) a British architectural historian (= person who studies the history of how buildings are designed), born in Germany. His best-known work, The Buildings of England (1941-74), describes every important building in England. It was published in 46 volumes (= separate books) and is often referred to simply as 'Pevsner'. He also wrote The Englishness of English Art (1957). He was made a knight in 1969.