Edwin Lutyens

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Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens
BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom
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Lutyens, Edwin


Born Mar. 29, 1869, in London; died there Jan. 1, 1944. English architect.

From 1885 to 1887, Lutyens studied at the Royal College of Art in London. In 1938 he became the president of the London Academy of Arts. An eminent representative of the neoclassical trend in 20th-century English architecture, Lutyens revived the traditional country house by providing it with modern comforts (Deanery Garden, Sonning, 1901). He also was involved in city planning, drawing the plans for New Delhi (from 1912; now part of the city of Delhi). Lutyens created an imposing official style for administrative and office buildings (the Viceroy’s House, now the Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi, 1913–30), churches, and monuments (the Cenotaph—in memory of the victims of World War I of 1914–18, London, 1919–20).


Butler, A. S. G., G. Stewart, and C. Hussey. The Architecture of Sir Edwin Lutyens, vols. 1–3. London-New York, 1950.
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Set against the majestic backdrop of the presidential residence, designed by British architect Edward Lutyens, the 15-acre gardens will open as part of the annual 'Udayanotsav' -- a long-standing tradition of the Bhavan.
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This has simple and clear information boards chronologically laid out, a documentary film, PCs where you can look up your family name to see if any relatives were involved and information on memorials in the area, particularly the magnificent monuments designed by Edward Lutyens.
At Thiepval, overlooking the British front line, is the huge red-brick and marble Monument To The Missing, dedicated to the fallen soldiers of the battle of the Somme, built by Sir Edward Lutyens. There are a few graves, but more poignant are the names engraved on the walls of 72,000 allied troops who went over the top and whose bodies were never found in the maelstrom of mud, wire, bullets and shells.