Date: Wednesday 13 May 5pm
Venue: University of Kent, Rutherford Lecture Theatre 1, Canterbury CT2 7NS
On December 12th 1911, at his Coronation Durbar, King George V announced the transfer of the capital of India from Calcutta to Delhi. Edwin Lutyens was asked to join the Delhi Planning Commission and made his first visit to India in 1912. Martin Lutyens, Sir Edwin's great-nephew, will speak about the evolution of the great architect's work and will explain how his style matured and changed, leading to the building, over almost 20 years, of New Delhi.
He will describe the influence of Sir Edwin's earlier work on the planning of New Delhi and the design of Government House (now Rashtrapati Bhavan); and how working in India influenced contemporaneous commissions in Britain and elsewhere".
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