Pevsner 's allies - and critics

Ernst Gombrich:

'What he did in his lifetime was superhuman, in a way.’

Geoffrey Grigson: ‘Much love to you, dear wise and learned man'

 Alec Clifton-Taylor

‘Nikolaus was a wonderful – and indeed in one respect an incomparable – friend and lover of England.’

David Watkin:

'What Pevsner is effectively proposing is a morally, socially, politically and artistically cohesive package from which no one must be at liberty to abstain.’

John Harris:

'Pevsner was very much the German bourgeois Jew – a certain amount of austerity and not a lot of giggles.’

Osbert Lancaster: ‘...The visual arts were not those at which the Teuton was ever likely to shine.’

© 2015 Susie Harries