The formidable architectural achievements of British architect and designer Edwin Landseer Lutyens (1869-1944) are predominantly evident in his public buildings and monuments. However, it is his vernacular architecture, with its meticulous attention both to internal as well as external harmony, which remains Lutyens' most admired legacy. This book focuses on his often neglected work in interior and furniture design, now sought after by home owners for the clear lines, angles and contrasts the contemporary home demands.
Rooted in the constructional integrity of the arts and crafts movement but inspired by the pure logic of classicism, Lutyens was responsible for more than 300 buildings around the world and numerous furniture commissions during his long career. This book identifies the basic principles that informed Lutyens' work and demonstrates the continuing relevance of his approach to reconciling extremes to interior design today.