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From Country House to Viceroy’s House: A journey with Sir Edwin Lutyens

27 June, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Martin Lutyens, Sir Edwin’s great-nephew and Chairman of The Lutyens Trust, will explain how Edwin came to be the most celebrated British architect of his day. He will describe how Lutyens’s style matured and evolved, from the early houses which made his name, through grander houses, public buildings and memorials, leading on to the building, over almost 20 years, of New Delhi. He will describe the influence of Sir Edwin’s earlier work on the planning of New Delhi and the design of Government House (now Rashtrapati Bhavan); and how working in India influenced contemporaneous commissions in Britain and continental Europe. 

This free public talk has been funded by the ‘Story of Parks’ project (supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Leicester City Council). Details of an additional free walking tour, prior to the talk, can be found here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/exploring-parks-a-lutyens-inspired-victoria-park-walk-tickets-47172209348

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New Walk Museum
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Leicester, Leicestershire LE1 7EA United Kingdom


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