Twenty years later, however, the perspective had changed and Pevsner could write that Lutyens
was 'without doubt the greatest folly builder England has ever seen,' and 'the Viceroy's house at Delhi beats any other folly in the world.' In fact, the critical reaction to the completion of New Delhi was surprisingly muted, while after independence Lutyens
' achievement seemed an irrelevance, if not an embarrassment in a climate of post-imperial guilt.
RAY OF LIGHT Artist Marcos Lutyens
with his new installation at Seaton Delaval Hall in Northumberland
, great great nephew of the famous architect Sir Edwin Lutyens
, who renovated Lindisfarne Castle in the early 1900s, recently paid his first visit to the North East to see Seaton Delaval Hall.
A younger generation continued, but it was timid and pedantic by comparison, looking, alas, to the safety of Palladio rather than the possibilities suggested by Lutyens
. But perhaps this is not surprising, given that they were either ignored or abused by the modernist architectural establishment, with students who made traditional designs being failed by their modernist tutors in the schools.
The 10th son of Captain Charles Lutyens
, he was born in 1869 and brought up in Thursley, Surrey.
A damage in main water pipeline from Sonia Vihar water treatment plant led to short- supply in Lutyen
's Delhi along with several areas in South, South East and East Delhi.
Sir Edwin Lutyens
's vast Metropolitan Cathedral seemed on its way to becoming reality.
Parts of Whalton Manor date from the 17th Century although the house and grounds you see today are the result of substantial alterations by Sir Edwin Lutyens
and Gertude Jekyll in 1908.
'In architecture Palladio is the game!!' wrote Edwin Lutyens
in a much-quoted letter to Herbert Baker in 1903.
THE tenth child of 13, Edwin Lutyens
developed rheumatic fever as a boy which left him so weak that he was the only sibling unable to attend public school or to study at university.
If David Watkin is offended by seeing his name misprinted here, he could take consolation from the fact that AWN Pugin appears as 'NAW'; that Colen Campbell is 'Colin'; that Dominikus Bohm is 'Bohm'; that Sackler (of the Royal Academy galleries) is 'Secklar'; that Landseer's Trafalgar Square lions are attributed to Lutyens
; that Liverpool's Anglican cathedral is referred to as a nineteenth-century building; that Saarinen's TWA terminal at JFK is captioned as 'New York Airport'; and that the Louisiana Museum for Modern Art is called on one occasion the 'Danish National Louisiana Gallery' and on another the 'Louisiana Danish National Gallery'.
Also on this day: 1461: Edward VI defeated the Lancastrians to end the War of Roses; 1869: Birth of architect Sir Edwin Lutyens
; 1871: Opening of Royal Albert Hall, pictured right, by Queen Victoria; 1890: William Townley of Blackburn Rovers became the first to score a hat-trick in an FA Cup final; 1973: American troops left Vietnam.