An Enquiry Into Industrial Art in England
Cambridge, England: Macmillan Company / The University of Cambridge, England, 1937. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. B&W Photographs; This book is in Very Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. There is a noticeable backwards slant to the spine of the book. The covers have some edge wear, bumping and noticeable fraying to the spine ends and corners. The text pages are clean and bright. "Later that year Pevsner moved to England, settling in Hampstead, where poet Geoffrey Grigson was his next-door neighbour in Wildwood Terrace. Pevsner's first post was an 18-month research fellowship at the University of Birmingham, found for him by friends in Birmingham and partly funded by the Academic Assistance Council. A study of the role of the designer in the industrial process, the research produced a generally critical account of design standards in Britain which he published as An Enquiry into Industrial Art in England (Cambridge University Press, 1937). He was subsequently employed as a buyer of modern textiles, glass and ceramics for the Gordon Russell furniture showrooms in London. By this time Pevsner had also completed Pioneers of the Modern Movement: from William Morris to Walter Gropius, his influential pre-history of what he saw as Walter Gropius's dominance of contemporary design. Pioneers ardently championed Gropius's first two buildings (both pre–First World War) on the grounds that they summed up all the essential goals of 20th-century architecture; in England, however, it was widely taken to be the history of England's contribution to international modernism, and a manifesto for Bauhaus (i. E. Weimar) modernism, which it was not.  In spite of that, the book remains an important point of reference in the teaching of the history of modern design, and helped lay the foundation of Pevsner's career in England as an architectural historian." (from Wikipedia). Very Good .
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