Lutyens and the Modern Movement
By Allan Greenberg
In a 1969 edition of Perspecta, Allan Greenberg made the then-heretical assertion that Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright were influenced by British classicist Sir Edwin Lutyens. The idea was bold enough to keep that edition of the Yale architecture journal on certain architects' bookshelves for the next four decades. Now Greenberg's essay is reprinted with generous illustrations in a compact volume. It focuses on Lutyens' planning-residential layouts, urban designs for New Delhi (1913)-and shows Wright and Corbu borrowing his formulas. A separate essay argues that Lutyens' Memorial to the Missing of the Somme "quietly challenges the basis of post-1950s' modernist architecture. It is a challenge that remains unanswered."
Papadakis Publisher; £12.50