New Day Pictures Productions Presents
Sir Edwin Lutyens - Architect of The British Empire
Presented by Colin Amery. Featuring: Gavin Stamp | Clive Aslet | William Dalrymple | Jane Ridley | Margaret Richardson. Voice of Mary Lutyens. Music by Brad Day | David Knight. Opening title sequence: Gareth Tansey. Edited by Brad Day | Phil Henderson. Colourist: Neil Patience. Written, Produced and Directed by Brad Day and Eddie Taylor. Executive Producer: Brad Day.
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Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens - Architect of the British Empire - a DVD from New Day Pictures
The celebrated British architect, Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens, was born in London in 1869. His long career coincided with the great flowering triumph of the Victorian Empire and the terrible tragedy of the First World War. He died in 1944 whilst working on his designs for a cathedral in Liverpool. Every year Lutyens is remembered alongside The Glorious Dead as the nation gathers round his Cenotaph in Whitehall, which in its simplicity, enshrines a rare sense of harmony.
Well known for his country houses with beautiful gardens by Gertude Jekyll, Lutyens is also remembered for the magnificent war memorials in France and for the outstanding Viceroy’s house in New Delhi, the capital city of India. Despite these huge achievements he was a modest and romantic man, renowned for his wit and charm. This new film explores the phenomenal range of the architecture of Sir Edwin Lutyens - as well as the unique character of the man.
Running time: 45mins.
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 Stereo