Buildings of England

The history of this long-running series is in large part the history of one man, Nikolaus Pevsner, who spearheaded the project and wrote three quarters of the books himself, co-authoring the rest. The series was well-esteemed and, like many well-esteemed projects, financially troubled; a grant from the Leverhulme trust helped to make up for the earnings shortfall. Ad yet not only did Pevsner champion the project to completion before his death, he spawned a continuation in both the Buildings of Scotland and Ireland, separate series that he served as EIC and which were published by Yale, rather than Penguin. The series is now generally referred to as the “Pevsner Books.” It’s quite a legacy for a man who was once an early Hitler supporter, then a German half-Jewish exile in London, whose first work for Penguin was written in an internment camp.

#Buildings ofTitleAuthorYear
BE1EnglandCornwallNikolaus Pevsner1951
BE2EnglandNottinghamshireNikolaus Pevsner1951
BE3EnglandMiddlesexNikolaus Pevsner1951
BE4EnglandNorth DevonNikolaus Pevsner1952
BE5EnglandSouth DevonNikolaus Pevsner1952
BE6EnglandLondon 2Nikolaus Pevsner1952
BE7EnglandHertfordshireNikolaus Pevsner1953
BE8EnglandDerbyshireNikolaus Pevsner1953
BE9EnglandCounty DurhamNikolaus Pevsner1953
BE10EnglandCambridgeshireNikolaus Pevsner1954
BE11EnglandEssexNikolaus Pevsner1954
BE12EnglandLondon 1Nikolaus Pevsner1957
BE13EnglandNorth Somerset and BristolNikolaus Pevsner1958
BE14EnglandSouth and West SomersetNikolaus Pevsner1958
BE15EnglandNorthumberlandNikolaus Pevsner1957
BE16EnglandShropshireNikolaus Pevsner1958
BE17EnglandYorkshireNikolaus Pevsner1959
BE18EnglandLeicestershire and RutlandNikolaus Pevsner1960
BE19EnglandBuckinghamshireNikolaus Pevsner1960
BE20EnglandSuffolkNikolaus Pevsner1961
BE21EnglandSurreyNikolaus Pevsner1962
BE22EnglandNorthamptonshireNikolaus Pevsner1961
BE23EnglandNorth-East Norfolk and NorwichNikolaus Pevsner1962
BE24EnglandNorth-West and South NorfolkNikolaus Pevsner1962
BE25EnglandHerefordshireNikolaus Pevsner1963
BE26EnglandWiltshireNikolaus Pevsner1963
BE27EnglandLincolnshireNikolaus Pevsner1964
BE28EnglandSussexIan Nairn1965
BE29EnglandYorkshire: The North RidingNikolaus Pevsner1966
BE30EnglandBerkshireNikolaus Pevsner1966
BE31EnglandWarwickshireNikolaus Pevsner1966
BE32EnglandHampshire and the Isle of WightNikolaus Pevsner1967
BE33EnglandCumerland and WestmorlandNikolaus Pevsner1968
BE34EnglandBedfordshire, Huntingdon and PeterboroughNikolaus Pevsner1968
BE35EnglandWorcestershireNikolaus Pevsner1968
BE36EnglandSouth LancashireNikolaus Pevsner1969
BE37EnglandNorth LancashireNikolaus Pevsner1969
BE38EnglandWest Kent and the WealdJohn Newman1970
BE39EnglandNorth East and East KentJohn Newman1969
BE40EnglandGloucestershire: The CotswoldsDavid Verey1970
BE41EnglandGloucestershire: The Vale and the Forest of DeanDavid Verey1970
BE42EnglandCheshireNikolaus Pevsner1971
BE43EnglandYorkshire: York and the East RidingNikolaus Pevsner1972
BE44EnglandDorsetJohn Newman1972
BE45EnglandOxfordshireJennifer Sherwood1974
BE46EnglandStaffordshireNikolaus Pevsner1974
BE47EnglandLondon 2: SouthBridget Cherry1982
BE48EnglandLondon 3: North WestBridget Cherry1982
BE49EnglandLondon 4: NorthBridget Cherry1982

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