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Lutyens, Sir Edwin (Landseer)locked

(b London, March 29, 1869; d London, Jan 1, 1944).
  • Gavin Stamp

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English architect. His biographer asserted that ‘In his lifetime he was widely held to be … [Britain’s] greatest architect since Wren if not, as many maintained, his superior’ (Hussey, 1950, p. xvii). In an extensive and wide-ranging oeuvre Lutyens’s successful integration of the romantic and classical traditions sustained his pre-eminence in British architecture for nearly half a century through a complex period of its development. He may be regarded as representing an alternative tradition to that which led to the acceptance of the Modern Movement in Britain....

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