Sir Edwin Lutyens: Designing in the English Tradition

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Pavilion, 2000 - Architects - 192 pages
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A reissue of a superbly illustrated book tracing Sir Edwin Lutyens's formidable achievements of both grand public buildings and his many beautiful country houses

Through his architecture of New Delhi, Lutyens had the unofficial status of Britain's "architect laureate," but it is in his wonderful country houses that his creative genius can most fully be appreciated. Elizabeth Wilhide traces the development of the Lutyens style and illustrates his remarkable blend of function and artistry, from the imposing granite of Castle Drogo and Lindisfarne to the restful appeal of Munstead Wood, which he designed for his long-term collaborator and friend, Gertrude Jekyll. Wilhide also devotes a large section of the book to Lutyens's wonderful interiors. With commissioned photographs showing interiors and gardens, as well as original designs for furniture, this elegant monograph provides a fresh insight into a rich and enduring heritage of design.

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Contents

FOREWORD BY CANDIA LUTYENS
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THREE
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SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
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Elizabeth Wilhide is a prolific writer of books on design and decoration. She also wrote a novel entitled, Ashenden, which outlines the history of a grand English country house through the eyes of its past owners and their decendants. Her design books include: The MacKintosh Style: Design and Decor, Scandinavian Modern Home, The Interior Design Directory, and New Loft Living.

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