Sir Edwin Lutyens PRA
The Architects Who Made London with Maxwell Hutchinson
10 March 2008
Cenotaph by Edwin Lutyens Edwin Lutyens’s London projects range from the great barn-like churches of Hampstead Garden Suburb to commercial buildings, such as the ‘Wrenaissance’ headquarters for Country Life in Covent Garden, or the Baroque grandeur of Britannic House on Finsbury Circus. After World War I he was involved in the creation of monuments to commemorate the fallen, including the powerful and moving Cenotaph in Whitehall and the Tower Hill memorial. Margaret Richardson, Honorary Curator of Architecture at the Royal Academy, discusses how Lutyens’s work imaginatively adapted traditional architectural styles to the requirements of his time.
Geological Society Lecture Theatre, Piccadilly, W1; 6.30–7.30pm