Houses and Gardens by E. L. Lutyens :: Lawrence Weaver

Houses and Gardens by E. L. Lutyens :: Lawrence Weaver soon to be presented for sale on the exceptional BookLovers of Bath web site!

Woodbridge: Antique Collectors’ Club, 1981, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Includes: Building elevations; Floor plans; List of works cited; Black & white photographs; Frontispiece; Photographic lining papers;

From the cover: Sir Edwin Lutyens was born in 1869 and though indifferently educated he became the best known British architect of the early part of this century.

His career lasted 50 years at a time when Britain was at the height of its prosperity, and his Edwardian clients, men of wealth and often power, reflected the opulence of the times. They wanted their houses to match their idea of themselves: solidly built, imposing and with strong individual character. Lutyens provided just this, and more.

He was a traditionalist, often building in a developed vernacular style which alienated him from the modern school, and the fact that this school dominated the architectural style of the twenties and thirties accounts for Lutyens obscurity at that time. Now that the modern school has exploited its ideas to thei…

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little wear to the edges of the dust wrapper.

Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. (xl) 344 pages. Index. 12″ x 8¾”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I beguile you with my offerings from my intriguing Architecture catalogue?


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