About this talk

Running time: 27 minutes

Sir Edwin Lutyens was the last great architect of the Arts and Crafts movement in Britain. His vast output of over 300 buildings and projects showed a continuing devotion to traditional techniques of construction and borrowing from the past. There has recently been a revival of interest in his work, leading to an Arts Council Lutyens exhibition in autumn 1981 at London's Hayward Art Gallery.

To coincide with this, we published three talks on Lutyens covering the span of his work. They are all by members of the organising committee of the exhibition.

The second talk, Lutyens: The Metaphoric Castle by Peter Inskip, is devoted to the houses of 1900 to 1914.

The third talk, Lutyens: New Delhi by Gavin Stamp, is devoted to Lutyens' monumental work of the period 1912 to 1939.

This is the first, in which Roderick Gradidge, an architect in private practice, and the author of a Lutyens monograph ("Edwin Lutyens, Architect Laureate" published by Allen & Unwin) as well as of the book "Dream Houses" (Constable), a study of the early houses of Lutyens and his contemporaries.

Gradidge is also one of the few architects privileged to have restored, altered and extended a Lutyens house (Fulbrook), an experience which gave him tremendous insight into Lutyens' immensely clever use of architectural forms.

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Roderick Gradidge


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