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Peter Kidson

Mar 04, 2019 - The Daily Telegraph (London)
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PETER KIDSON, who has died aged 93, was Professor of Medieval Architecture at the Courtauld Institute and was once described as "the most influential historian of medieval architecture of his generation in the English-speaking world".

He eschewed the Pevsneresque focus on antiquarian detail, instead showing how the emergence of new styles was shaped by anonymous builders thinking imaginatively about architectural problems and working out effective solutions.

He emphasised the importa...