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PELICAN HISTORY OF ART




THIS PAGE 'Z' Z1 - Z34





The PELICAN HISTORY OF ART was an ambitious project by Penguin to produce high quality, illustrated hardback books. Begun in the early 1950's, each book was intended to be a work of 'scholarship' and written by a European or American scholar recognized as an oustanding specialist in his subject. It was intended that the 48 volume project would take 12 years. By 1985, some thirty years later, only 44 books had been produced. Another 16 were then planned. The series was edited by Nikolaus Pevsner, who (among other acomplishments) edited the 'King Penguin' series and produced The Buildings of England series for Penguin. The Pelican History of Art books contain about 300 text pages, and have some 300 half-tone illustrations on about 200 pages of plates. 41 volumes were produced by the time Nikolaus Pevsner retired in 1977.

The series aimed to cover the art of every country and at every period of its history. 4 volumes of the series appeared in 1953, the first two being launched in May 1953. Z1, Painting in Britain: 1530-1790 by Ellis Waterhouse; and Z2, The Art and Architecture of India: Hindu, Buddhist, Jain by Benjamin Rowland.

Penguin introduced additional paperback versions from 1966. However, sales gradually dwindled. Nikolaus Pevsner died in 1983 and the project lost its momentum. In the end, 48 volumes were produced. The History series was bought by Yale University Press in 1992.




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Z1
Series No.: Z1
Title: PAINTING IN BRITAIN: 1530 - 1790
Author: Ellis K. Waterhouse
Illustration: 192 pages of black-and-white photographic plates
Series Editor: Nikolaus Pevsner
Date Published: May 1953
Pages: 272pp. + 192pp.
Printer: R. and R. Clark Ltd; plates printed by McLagan and Cumming Ltd
Price: 42/-
Z2
Series No.: Z2
Title: THE ART AND ARCHITECTURE OF INDIA: HINDU, BUDDHIST, JAIN
Author: Benjamin Rowland
Illustration: 190 (of 192) pages of black-and-white photographic plates
Series Editor: Nikolaus Pevsner
Date Published: May 1953
Pages: 290pp. + 192pp.
Printer: Richard Clay and Co Ltd
Price: 42/-
Z3


Series No.: Z3
Title: ARCHITECTURE IN BRITAIN: 1530 - 1830
Author: John Summerson
Illustration: 192 pages of black-and-white photographic plates
Series Editor: Nikolaus Pevsner
Date Published: November 1953
Pages: 373pp. + 192pp.
Printer:
Price: 42/-

Second image shown of the Paperback edition
Cover illustration: Designed by Gerald Cinamon shows St Pauls, Covent Garden, London by Inigo Jones, 1630-1
Joint Series Editors: Peter Lasko and Judy Nairn
Date Published: first paperback combined in 1970; revised 1983
Pages: 624pp.
Printer: Butler and Tanner Ltd
Z4
Series No.: Z4
Title: ART AND ARCHITECTURE IN FRANCE: 1500 - 1700
Author: Anthony Blunt
Illustration: 192 pages of black-and-white photographic plates
Series Editor: Nikolaus Pevsner
Date Published: November 1953
Pages: 314pp. + 192pp.
Printer: Richard Clay and Co Ltd; plates printed by Hunt, Barnard and Co Ltd
Price: 42/-
Z5
Series No.: Z5
Title: PAINTING IN BRITAIN: THE MIDDLE AGES
Author: Margaret Rickett
Illustration: 192 pages of black-and-white photographic plates
Series Editor: Nikolaus Pevsner
Date Published: September 1954
Pages: 254pp. + 192pp.
Printer: R. and R. Clark Ltd; plates printed by Lund Humphries and Co Ltd.
Price: 42/-
Z6
Series No.: Z6
Title: THE ART AND ARCHITECTURE OF RUSSIA
Author: George Heard Hamilton
Illustration: 180 pages of black-and-white photographic plates
Series Editor: Nikolaus Pevsner
Date Published: November 1954
Pages: 320pp. + 180pp.
Printer: Richard Clay and Co Ltd; plates printed by Hunt, Barnard and Co Ltd
Price: 42/-
Z7


Series No.: Z7
Title: THE ART AND ARCHITECTURE OF THE ANCIENT ORIENT
Author: Henri Frankfort
Illustration: 192 pages of black-and-white photographic plates; folded map attached to inside back cover
Series Editor: Nikolaus Pevsner
Date Published: November 1954
Pages: 280pp. + 192pp.
Printer: Richard Clay and Co Ltd; plates printed by The Sherval Press Ltd
Price: 42/-


Second image is of the revised paperback edition (combined text and illustrations)
Z8
Series No.: Z8
Title: THE ART AND ARCHITECTURE OF JAPAN
Authors: Robert Treat Paine and Alexander Soper
Illustration: 174 pages of black-and-white photographic plates
Series Editor: Nikolaus Pevsner
Date Published: November 1955
Pages: 316pp. + 174pp.
Printer: R. and R. Clark Ltd; plates printed by Balding and Mansell Ltd
Price: 45/-
Z9
Series No.: Z9
Title: SCULPTURE IN BRITAIN: THE MIDDLE AGES
Author: Lawrence Stone
Illustration: 192 pages of black-and-white photographic plates
Series Editor: Nikolaus Pevsner
Date Published: June 1955
Pages: 298pp. + 192pp.
Printer: R. and R. Clark Ltd; plates printed by Lund Humphries and Co Ltd
Price: 45/-
Z10
Series No.: Z10
Title: THE ART AND ARCHITECTURE OF CHINA
Authors: Laurence Sickman and Alexander Soper
Illustration: 190 pages of black-and-white photographic plates
Series Editor: Nikolaus Pevsner
Date Published: February 1956 (second edition 1960)
Pages: 336pp. + 190pp.
Printer: R. and R. Clark Ltd; plates printed by Hunt, Barnard and Co Ltd
Price: 45/-
Z11
Series No.: Z11
Title: GREEK ARCHITECTURE
Author: A. W. Lawrence
Illustration: 152 pages of black-and-white photographic plates; and maps
Series Editor: Nikolaus Pevsner
Date Published: September 1957
Pages: 328pp. + 152pp.
Printer: R. and R. Clark Ltd; plates printed by Balding and Mansell Ltd
Price:
Z12
Series No.: Z12
Title: ARCHITECTURE IN BRITAIN: THE MIDDLE AGES
Author: Geoffrey Webb
Illustration: 192 pages of black-and-white photographic plates
Series Editor: Nikolaus Pevsner
Date Published: November 1956
Pages: 234pp. + 192pp.
Printer: Richard Clay and Co Ltd
Price:
Z13
Series No.: Z13
Title: CAROLINGIAN AND ROMANESQUE ARCHITECTURE: 800 - 1200
Author: Kenneth J. Conant
Illustration: 176 pages of black-and-white photographic plates
Series Editor: Nikolaus Pevsner
Date Published: April 1959
Pages: 344pp. + 176pp.
Printer:
Price:

Image shown of the Paperback edition
Cover illustration: shows surviving south arm of the major transept of abbey church at Cluny, begun in 1088
Joint Series Editors: Peter Lasko and Judy Nairn
Date Published: first paperback combined in 1974; 1990 reprint shown
Pages: 524pp.
Printer: Richard Clay and Co Ltd
Z14
Series No.: Z14
Title: THE ART AND ARCHITECTURE OF ANCIENT EGYPT
Author: W. Stevenson Smith
Illustration: 192 pages of black-and-white photographic plates
Series Editor: Nikolaus Pevsner
Date Published: May 1958
Pages: 300pp. + 192pp.
Printer:
Price:
Z15
Series No.: Z15
Title: ARCHITECTURE: NINETEENTH AND TWENTIETH CENTURIES
Author: Henry-Russell Hitchcock
Illustration: 192 pages of black-and-white photographic plates
Series Editor: Nikolaus Pevsner
Date Published: November 1958
Pages: 498pp. + 192pp.
Printer:
Price:

Image shown of the Paperback edition
Cover illustration: Designed by Gerald Cinamon
Joint Series Editors: Peter Lasko and Judy Nairn
Date Published: first paperback combined in 1971; 1985 reprint shown
Pages: 688pp.
Printer: Kingsport Press Inc, USA
Z16
Series No.: Z16
Title: ART AND ARCHITECTURE IN ITALY: 1600 - 1750
Author: Rudolf Wittkower
Series Editor: Nikolaus Pevsner
Date Published: November 1958
Pages:
Printer:
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Z17
Series No.: Z17
Title: ART AND ARCHITECTURE IN SPAIN AND PORTUGAL AND THEIR AMERICAN DOMINIONS: 1500 - 1800
Authors: George Kubler and martin Soria
Illustration: 192 pages of black-and-white photographic plates
Series Editor: Nikolaus Pevsner
Date Published: October 1959
Pages: 446pp. + 192pp.
Printer:
Price:
Z18
Series No.: Z18
Title: ART AND ARCHITECTURE IN BELGIUM: 1600 - 1800
Authors: H. Gerson and E. H. ter Kuile
Translated: from the Dutch by Oliver Renier
Illustration: 160 pages of black-and-white photographic plates
Series Editor: Nikolaus Pevsner
Date Published: May 1960
Pages: 236pp. + 160pp.
Printer: Richard Clay and Co Ltd; plates printed by Percy Lund Humphries and Co Ltd
Price: 63/-
Z19
Series No.: Z19
Title: GOTHIC ARCHITECTURE
Author: Paul Frankl
Translated: from the German by Dieter Pevsner
Illustration: 192 pages of black-and-white photographic plates
Series Editor: Nikolaus Pevsner
Date Published: April 1963
Pages: 316pp. + 192pp.
Printer:
Price:
Z20
Series No.: Z20
Title: PAINTING AND SCULPTURE IN EUROPE: 1780 - 1880
Author: Fritz Novotny
Translated: from the German by R. H. Boothroyd
Illustration: 192 pages of black-and-white photographic plates
Series Editor: Nikolaus Pevsner
Date Published: October 1960
Pages: 288pp. + 192pp.
Printer:
Price:

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Cover illustration: Designed by Gerald Cinamon shows a detail of Edgar Dega's 'Racehorses' of 1874 (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)
Joint Series Editors: Peter Lasko and Judy Nairn
Date Published: first paperback combined in 1971;
Pages:
Printer: Fletcher and Son Ltd
Price: £3.00
Z21
Series No.: Z21
Title: THE ART AND ARCHITECTURE OF ANCIENT AMERICA: THE MEXICAN, MAYA AND ANDEAN PEOPLES
Author: George Kubler
Illustration: 168 pages of black-and-white photographic plates
Series Editor: Nikolaus Pevsner
Date Published: June 1962
Pages: 396pp. + 168pp.
Printer:
Price:
Z22
Series No.: Z22
Title: BAROQUE ART AND ARCHITECTURE IN CENTRAL EUROPE: GERMANY, AUSTRIA, SWITZERLAND, HUNGARY, CZECHOSLOVAKIA, POLAND, PAINTING AND SCULPTURE: SEVENTEENTH AND EIGHTEENTH CENTURIES. ARCHITECTURE: SIXTEENTH TO EIGHTEENTH CENTURIES
Author: Eberhard Hempel
Translated: from the German by Elisabeth Hempel and Marguerite Kay
Illustration: 200 pages of black-and-white photographic plates; and maps
Series Editor: Nikolaus Pevsner
Date Published: June 1965
Pages: 370pp. + 200pp.
Printer:
Price:
Z23
Series No.: Z23
Title: SCULPTURE IN BRITAIN: 1530 - 1830
Author: Margaret Whinney
Series Editor: Nikolaus Pevsner
Date Published: June 1964
Pages:
Printer:
Price:

Image shown of the Paperback edition
Revised: by John Physick
Cover illustration: Designed by Gerald Cinamon shows John Bushnell's monument of Lady May, 1676
Joint Series Editors: Peter Lasko and Judy Nairn
Date Published: first paperback combined in 1988;
Pages: 526pp.
Printer: Butler and Tanner Ltd
Price: £18.95
Z24
Series No.: Z24
Title: EARLY CHRISTIAN AND BYZANTINE ARCHITECTURE
Author: Richard Krautheimer
Illustration: 192 pages of black-and-white photographic plates; and maps
Series Editor: Nikolaus Pevsner
Date Published: October 1965
Pages: 390pp. + 192pp.
Printer:
Price:
Z25
Series No.: Z25
Title: SCULPTURE IN THE NETHERLANDS, GERMANY, FRANCE, AND SPAIN 1400 - 1500
Author: Theodor Müller
Illustration: 192 pages of black-and-white photographic plates
Series Editor: Nikolaus Pevsner
Date Published: October 1966
Pages: 264pp. + 192pp.
Printer: Richard Clay (The Chaucer Press) Ltd; plates printed by Balding and Mansell Ltd
Price:
Z26
Series No.: Z26
Title: SCULPTURE IN ITALY 1400 - 1500
Author: Charles Seymour Jnr
Illustration: 160 pages of black-and-white photographic plates
Series Editor: Nikolaus Pevsner
Date Published: July 1966
Pages: 296pp. + 160pp.
Printer:
Price:
Z27
Series No.: Z27
Title: DUTCH ART AND ARCHITECTURE: 1600 - 1800
Authors: Jakob Rosenberg, Seymour Slive and E. H. ter Kuile
Illustration: 208 pages of black-and-white photographic plates
Series Editor: Nikolaus Pevsner
Date Published: July 1966
Pages: 330pp. + 208pp.
Printer:
Price:

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Cover illustration: Designed by Gerald Cinamon shows a detail of Rembrandt's 'The Jewish Bride' of c. 1666 (Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam)
Joint Series Editors: Peter Lasko and Judy Nairn
Date Published: first paperback combined in 1972;
Pages: 504pp.
Printer: made in USA
Price: £3.00
Z28
Series No.: Z28
Title: ART AND ARCHITECTURE IN ITALY 1250 - 1400
Author: John White
Series Editor: Nikolaus Pevsner
Date Published: October 1966
Pages:
Printer:
Price:
Z29
Series No.: Z29
Title: PAINTING AND SCULPTURE IN EUROPE: 1880 - 1940
Author: George Heard Hamilton
Illustration: 192 pages of black-and-white photographic plates
Cover illustrations: show 'The Scream' by Edvard Munch (front) and the 'Seated Woman' by Pablo Picasso, 1923 (Tate Gallery, London)
Series Editor: Nikolaus Pevsner; Assistant Editor - Judy Nairn
Date Published: May 1967
Pages: 444pp. + 192pp.
Printer: Richard Clay (The Chaucer Press) Ltd; plates printed by Balding and Mansell Ltd
Price:
Z30
Series No.: Z30
Title: PREHISTORIC ART IN EUROPE
Author: Nancy Katharine Sandars
Illustration: 304 sets of black-and-white photographic plates
Cover illustration: shows 'The Bouray God', Seine-et-Oise, France, first century BC
Series Editor: Nikolaus Pevsner
Date Published: June 1968
Pages: 350pp. + pp
Printer: Richard Clay (The Chaucer Press) Ltd; plates printed by Balding and Mansell
Price:
Z31
Series No.: Z31
Title: PAINTING AND SCULPTURE IN GERMANY AND THE NETHERLANDS: 1500 - 1600
Authors: Gert von der Osten and Horst Vey
Translated: from the German by Mary Hoffinger
Series Editor: Nikolaus Pevsner
Date Published: July 1969
Pages: 404pp.
Printer:
Price:
Z32
Series No.: Z32
Title: ETRUSCAN AND ROMAN ARCHITECTURE
Authors: Axel Boethius and J. B. Ward-Perkins
Illustration: 184 pages of black-and-white photographic plates
Series Editor: Nikolaus Pevsner
Date Published: 1970
Pages: 622pp. + 184pp.
Printer:
Price:
Z33
Series No.: Z33
Title: EARLY CHRISTIAN AND BYZANTINE ART
Author: John Beckwith
Illustration: 192 pages of black-and-white photographic plates
Series Editor: Nikolaus Pevsner
Date Published: 1970
Pages: 212pp. + 192pp.
Printer:
Price:
Z34
Series No.: Z34
Title: PAINTING IN EUROPE: 800 - 1200
Author: C. R. Dodwell
Illustration: 240 pages of black-and-white photographic plates
Series Editor: Nikolaus Pevsner
Date Published: 1971
Pages: 262pp. + 240pp.
Printer: Richard Clay (The Chaucer Press) Ltd; plates printed by Balding and Mansell Ltd
Price:
Z35
Series No.: Z35
Title: PAINTING IN ITALY 1500 - 1600
Author: S. J. Freedberg
Illustration: 300 pages of black-and-white photographic plates
Series Editor: Nikolaus Pevsner
Date Published: 1971
Pages: 554pp. + 300pp.
Printer:
Price:
Z36
Series No.: Z36
Title: ARS SACRA 800 - 1200
Author: Peter Lasko
Illustration: 192 pages of black-and-white photographic plates
Series Editor: Nikolaus Pevsner
Date Published: 1972
Pages: 338pp. + 192pp.
Printer:
Price:
Z37
Series No.: Z37
Title: ART AND ARCHITECTURE OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY IN FRANCE
Author: Wend Graf Kalnein and Michal Levy
Illustration: 192 pages of black-and-white photographic plates
Series Editor: Nikolaus Pevsner
Date Published: 1972
Pages: 444pp. + 192pp.
Printer:
Price:
Z38
Series No.: Z38
Title: ARCHITECTURE IN ITALY 1400 - 1600
Author: Ludwig H. Heydenreich
Series Editor: Nikolaus Pevsner
Date Published: 1974
Pages: 432pp. +
Printer:
Price:
Z39
Series No.: Z39
Title: ROMAN ART
Author: Donald Strong
Illustration: 160 pages of black-and-white photographic plates
Series Editor: Nikolaus Pevsner
Date Published: 1976
Pages: 200pp. + 160pp.
Printer:
Price:

Image shown of the Paperback edition
Revised: by Roger Ling; prepared for press by J. M. C. Taylor
Cover illustration: shows Bull detail of mosaic from villa near Piazza, Sicily, fourth century AD
Joint Series Editors: Peter Lasko and Judy Nairn
Date Published: second Revision 1988;
Pages: 412pp.
Printer: Richard Clay and Co Ltd
Z40
Series No.: Z40
Title: AMERICAN ART
Author: John Wilmerding
Illustration: 192 pages of black-and-white photographic plates
Series Editor: Nikolaus Pevsner
Date Published: 1976
Pages: 322pp. + 192pp.
Printer:
Price:
Z42
Series No.: Z42
Title: THE ARTS IN PREHISTORIC GREECE
Author: Sinlair Hood
Joint Series Editors: Peter Lasko and Judy Nairn
Date Published: 1978
Pages: 312
Printer:
Price:
Z43
Series No.: Z43
Title: ETRUSCAN ART
Author: Otto J. Brendel
Joint Series Editors: Peter Lasko and Judy Nairn
Date Published: 1978
Pages:
Printer: 508pp.
Price:
Z44
Series No.: Z44
Title: ETRUSCAN AND EARLY ROMAN ARCHITECTURE
Author: Alex Boethius
Joint Series Editors: Peter Lasko and Judy Nairn
Date Published: 1978
Pages: 264pp.
Printer:
Price:
Previously published as Part One of 'Etruscan and Roman Architecture'
Z45
Series No.: Z45
Title: ROMAN IMPERIAL ARCHITECTURE
Author: J. B. Ward-Perkins
Joint Series Editors: Peter Lasko and Judy Nairn
Date Published: 1981
Pages: 523
Printer:
Price:
Previously published as Parts 2-4 of 'Etruscan and Roman Architecture'
Z49
Series No.: Z49
Title: THE ART AND ARCHITECTURE OF INDIAN SUBCONTINENT
Author: J. C. Harle
Joint Series Editors: Peter Lasko and Judy Nairn
Date Published: 1986
Pages: 600pp.
Printer:
Price:
Z59
Series No.: Z59 ?
Title: THE ART AND ARCHITECTURE OF ISLAM
Author: Richard Ettinghausen and Oleg Grabar
Joint Series Editors: Peter Lasko and Judy Nairn
Date Published: 1987
Pages: 448pp.
Printer:
Price:

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