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Sir Edwin Lutyens : designing in the English tradition
Wilhide, Elizabeth.
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Publication Information:
New York : Harry N. Abrams, 2000.
Physical Description:
192 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
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Published simultaneously in Great Britain by Pavilion Books Ltd., London.
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Wilhide (expert on interior design) offers the first thorough examination of British architect Lutyens's work in interior and furniture design, revealing its enduring relevance and appeal. She traces the development of his style and identifies the basic principles that informed his work, such as his

Author Notes

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.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Booklist Review

An English architect gets the due he deserves with a thoughtful pictorial perspective of his life and works. Sir Edwin Lutyens' particular brand of "Wrennaissance" --a mix of simple arts and crafts with classicism--is well documented by Wilhide, author of William Morris: Decor and Design (1991). Few know, for instance, that Lutyens partnered with painter-turned-landscape artist Gertrude Jekyll to create some of the most harmonious homesteads in the English and foreign countryside, nor that this once-invalid child who opened a business at age 20 reveled in designing interiors and furnishings that bespoke his "building with wit." The British Embassy in Washington, D.C., London's Cenotaph war memorial, and Lutyen's tribute to English imperialism in New Delhi, India--all of which contrasted to his tumultuous personal life--stamps this architect as a true genius. Select bibliography, useful addresses, and places to visit are appended. --Barbara Jacobs

Table of Contents

Candia Lutyens
Forewordp. 7
Introductionp. 9
1 The Last Traditionalistp. 14
2 Building With Witp. 58
3 Tastep. 116
Select Bibliographyp. 186
Useful Addressesp. 186
Places to Visitp. 187
Indexp. 188
Acknowledgementsp. 192