Pevsner 's allies - and critics
'What he did in his lifetime was superhuman, in a way.’
Geoffrey Grigson: ‘Much love to you, dear wise and learned man'
‘Nikolaus was a wonderful – and indeed in one respect an incomparable – friend and lover of England.’
'What Pevsner is effectively proposing is a morally, socially, politically and artistically cohesive package from which no one must be at liberty to abstain.’
'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.’