Architectural Monographs 6: Edwin Lutyens (Architectural Monographs & Academy Editions, 1979) explores the unique British architect described as “the last traditionalist”. As stated in the Foreword by the editor David Dunster,
his vast output of over 300 buildings and projects shows a continuing fascination with traditional constructional techniques and borrowing from the past, not simply as an overlay on a ‘modern’ plan but in the scale and detailing of the functionally distinct rooms.
The publication contains comprehensive analyses of 21 selected houses and an essay by Peter Inskip. The text is in English, but there are resumes in French, German, Italian and Spanish. The rich illustration consists of photographs, sketches and architectural drawings.
The copy in our stock is in good condition. The pages are clean without any markings except for the stamp and signature on the first flyleaves. The glueing of the binding is fine. There is some age-related yellowing on the pages, and the covers show some shelf wear and signs of use. There is an old price sticker on the back cover.