The Architecture of Sir Edwin Lutyens. The Lutyens Memorial. [Complete Set of 3 Volumes]

The Architecture of Sir Edwin Lutyens. The Lutyens Memorial. [Complete Set of 3 Volumes]

A. S. G. Butler. With the collaboration of George Stewart & Christopher Hussey.

Woodbridge. Antique Collectors' Club. 1984. Limited edition reprint, this being No. 563 of 1,500 copies. First published by Country Life in 1950. Three volumes, cloth-bound hardbacks, dust jackets. I: 61 pages + 110 architectural drawings, 271 photographs. II: 52 pages + 121 architectural drawings, 277 photographs. III: 59 pages + 107 architectural drawings, 173 photographs. Illustrated profusely will full-page architectural drawings and b&w photographs. 420 x 320mm (16 x 12"). 13.5kg. 0907462723. English Near fine; dust jackets have slight shelf wear and some fading but are generally in very good condition for such large volumes; internally excellent; a fine set.

The authoritative publication on the work of the great British architect Edwin Lutyens. All of Lutyens' output is illustrated and examined in three large volumes -
I: Country-Houses.
II: Gardens, Lay-Outs and Town-Planning, Bridges, Imperial Delhi, Johannesburg Art Gallery, The Washington Embassy, University Buildings.
III: Town and Public Buildings, Memorials, The Metropolitan Cathedral Liverpool.

Upon Lutyens' death in 1944 it was resolved that a fitting (and useful) tribute to the architect would be a publication illustrating his vast output. George Stewart, who worked in Lutyens' office, selected plans and drawings from the 80,000 left by the architect. These 338 plans are supplemented by explanatory text and photographic illustrations of the finished buildings.

The volumes were originally published in 1950 in a small print-run, alongside a biography 'The Life of Sir Edwin Lutyens' by Hussey. Both the original and this reprint are now scarce. Volume I was reprinted as 'The Domestic Architecture of Sir Edwin Lutyens' in 1999 and is equally hard to find.