SIR NIKOLAUS PEVSNER'S HISTORY OF EUROPEAN ARCHITECTURE, WITH ITS READABLE BREVITY AND ITS COMBINATION OF WARMTH AND SCHOLARSHIP. PROVIDES THE IDEAL INTRODUCTION TO THE SUBJECT. CONCENTRATING ON OUTSTANDING AND TYPICAL BUILDINGS, THIS CLASSIC STUDY TRACES THE STORY OF WESTERN ARCHITECTURE FROM THE BASILICAS OF ROME TO THE SKYSCRAPERS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY.