Book Creator

MONUMENTS OF DELHI

by pooja bhatia

Cover

Loading...
INTRODUCTION TO MONUMENTS OF DELHI BUILT DURING COLONIAL PERIOD
Loading...
Loading...
MAN WHO DESIGNED NEW DELHI
Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens
Sir Edwin Landseer LutyensOMKCIEPRAFRIBA (/ˈlʌtjənz/LUT-yənz; 29 March 1869 – 1 January 1944[2]) was an English architect known for imaginatively adapting traditional architectural styles to the requirements of his era. He designed many English country houseswar memorials and public buildings. In his biography, the writer Christopher Hussey wrote, "In his lifetime (Lutyens) was widely held to be our greatest architect since Wren if not, as many maintained, his superior".[3] The architectural historian Gavin Stamp described him as "surely the greatest British architect of the twentieth (or of any other) century".[4]
Lutyens played an instrumental role in designing and building New Delhi, which would later on serve as the seat of the Government of India.[5] In recognition of his contribution, New Delhi is also known as "Lutyens' Delhi". In collaboration with Sir Herbert Baker, he was also the main architect of several monuments in New Delhi such as the India Gate; he also designed Viceroy's House, which is now known as the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Many of his works were inspired by Indian architecture.[6][7] He was elected Master of the Art Workers' Guild in 1933.[8][9]
SOME IMPORTANT MONUMENTS BUILT BY LUTYEN
PrevNext