Sir Edwin Lutyens: The Arts and Crafts Houses by David Cole, from Images Publishing and available on Amazon, takes readers on an architectural tour of 45 houses designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, widely regarded as one of Britain's greatest architects.
In a career of over 50 years, spanning the Victorian, Edwardian, and modern eras of architecture, Lutyens was prolific. His work included country houses, city commercial office buildings, his famous World War I memorials across Europe and Britain, and his magnum opus designs for New Delhi, built during the 1920s and 1930s.
Despite such diversity of building types across his long career, Lutyens's most celebrated works remain his country houses, which first established his reputation during the 1890s. As Lutyens's practice flourished, his work became widely promoted in publications such as Country Life magazine, and his houses, particularly those designed in the vernacular manner, would subsequently give rise to an entire genre of the English country house that became known, as it is to this day, as a 'Lutyens-style' house.
The book features 575 all-new current photographs of the houses, inside and outside, together with a selection of floor plans of the houses, and a fresh interpretation of Lutyens's architectural genius.
Author David Cole is a practicing architect who lives in Melbourne, Australia. Throughout his career as a design director with an Australian-based international architectural practice he has specialised in the design of large-scale commercial and civic projects. In over 30 years of practice he has designed projects throughout Australia, Japan, Thailand, China, United Arab Emirates, and New Zealand. He has had a long-term interest in the architecture of the English Arts and Crafts movement. He is the author of The Art and Architecture of C.F.A.Voysey.