Lutyens And The Great War

Author: Timothy John Skelton
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Limited
ISBN: 9780711228788
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Lutyens And The Great War from the Author: Timothy John Skelton. Sir Edwin Lutyens is celebrated for his large houses for wealthy clients, yet much of his work designed in connection with World War I remains unknown. As Chief Architect for the Imperial War Graves Commission, Lutyens’ work — cemeteries, war memorials, and individual graves and monuments — set the standard for the much-admired British and Commonwealth war cemeteries. In addition to the famed Cenotaph in Whitehall and the Memorial to the Missing of the Somme at Thiepval, Lutyens created another 55 memorials. This detailed guide covers them all, including the beautiful memorial at Spalding that has never appeared in any book on Lutyen’s work and the cemeteries at Monchy and Croisilles in France that barely rate a mention in battlefield guides, let alone in books about architecture. Tim Skelton and Gerald Gliddon of the Lutyens Trust describe these moving works and the stories behind them, while 375 color photographs capture their somber beauty.

Cemeteries Of The Great War By Sir Edwin Lutyens

Author: Jeroen Geurst
Publisher: 010 Publishers
ISBN: 9064507155
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Cemeteries Of The Great War By Sir Edwin Lutyens from the Author: Jeroen Geurst. Summary: The British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens (1869-1944) designed 140 cemeteries in the countryside of Flanders and Northern France for soldiers killed in the First World War. The cemeteries can be regarded as an imprint, as it were, of the former battlefront on the map of Europe. All are designed to principles established beforehand, including uniform gravestones, a large Stone of Remembrance and a large cross. Yet the difference in size, alignment and provenance make them all unique variations on the themes in question. The most memorable aspects are their meticulously chosen position in the landscape, the varied selection of trees and other greenery and the architecture of the entrance and shelter buildings. This illustrated book charts the history of the designs and exposes the underlying principle of order and variation in the architecture in an exhaustive landscape-architectural analysis. All 140 cemeteries are fully documented with references to the places where they are to be found.

The Memorial To The Missing Of The Somme

Author: Gavin Stamp
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 1847650600
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The Memorial To The Missing Of The Somme from the Author: Gavin Stamp. Edwin Lutyens' Memorial to the Missing of the Somme at Thiepval in Northern France, visited annually by tens of thousands of tourists, is arguably the finest structure erected by any British architect in the twentieth century. It is the principal, tangible expression of the defining event in Britain's experience and memory of the Great War, the first day of the Battle of the Somme on 1 July 1916, and it bears the names of 73,000 soldiers whose bodies were never found at the end of that bloody and futile campaign. This brilliant study by an acclaimed architectural historian tells the origin of the memorial in the context of commemorating the war dead; it considers the giant classical brick arch in architectural terms, and also explores its wider historical significance and its resonances today. So much of the meaning of the twentieth century is concentrated here; the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing casts a shadow into the future, a shadow which extends beyond the dead of the Holocaust, to the Gulag, to the 'disappeared' of South America and of Tianenmen. Reissued in a beautiful and striking new edition for the centenary of the Somme.

Sites Of Memory Sites Of Mourning

Author: Jay Winter
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110766165X
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Sites Of Memory Sites Of Mourning from the Author: Jay Winter. Jay Winter's powerful study of the 'collective remembrance' of the Great War offers a major reassessment of one of the critical episodes in the cultural history of the twentieth century. Dr Winter looks anew at the culture of commemoration and the ways in which communities endeavoured to find collective solace after 1918. Taking issue with the prevailing 'modernist' interpretation of the European reaction to the appalling events of 1914-18, Dr Winter instead argues that what characterised that reaction was, rather, the attempt to interpret the Great War within traditional frames of reference. Tensions arose inevitably. Sites of Memory, Sites of Mourning is a profound and moving book of seminal importance for the attempt to understand the course of European history during the first half of the twentieth century.

Harry Clarke S War

Author: Marguerite Helmers
Publisher: Irish Academic Press
ISBN: 071653309X
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Harry Clarke S War from the Author: Marguerite Helmers.

Sir Edwin Lutyens

Author: Michael Barker
Publisher: Shire Publications
ISBN: 9780747805823
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Sir Edwin Lutyens from the Author: Michael Barker.

The Architecture Of Diplomacy

Author: Anthony Seldon
Publisher: Flammarion-Pere Castor
ISBN: 9782081299023
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The Architecture Of Diplomacy from the Author: Anthony Seldon. Since opening its doors in 1930, the British Ambassadors Residence has been considered the premier diplomatic address in Washington, D.C. A cross between an English country house and a neo- Palladian plantation, the Residence is a compelling but often overlooked example of the work of architect Sir Edwin Lutyens. His only building in the United States, its majestic interiors and gardens in the English style have been making their mark on Washingtons social and political elite for over eighty years. In this book Anthony Seldon and Daniel Collings explore both the genius of Lutyens design and the rich history of Anglo-American relations that has unfolded within its walls. Through significant world events, and the skill of successive ambassadors, this building became the forum that helped forge and then embody the special relationship between the two countries. From Winston Churchills rambunctious visits during the Second World War, to the dark days of Vietnam, and the rejuvenation of the relationship during the Thatcher/Reagan period, this book takes the reader deep behind the scenes. The end result is an intimate and fascinating history, featuring previously untold stories about visiting royalty, Presidents, Prime Ministers, and even the Beatles.

Reimagining The War Memorial Reinterpreting The Great War

Author: Marzena Sokołowska-Paryż
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443838454
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Reimagining The War Memorial Reinterpreting The Great War from the Author: Marzena Sokołowska-Paryż. Reimagining the War Memorial, Reinterpreting the Great War: The Formats of British Commemorative Fiction is an in-depth analysis of the role of British war memorials in literature and film, in the wider context of the commemorative trend in contemporary culture. The Sheffield City Battalion Memorial, the Menin Gate Memorial, the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, the Royal Artillery Memorial, and the Shot at Dawn Memorial are the focus of the discussion, which aims to show how the meanings assigned to specific war memorials create ideologically diverse interpretations of the British experience of the Great War, ranging from the futility myth to the imperial sublime. The epistemological ambivalence of the war memorial lies at the heart of the analysis of the selected novels, films and plays, for the condemnation of a military conflict as a historical evil does not necessarily exclude the possibility of honouring the men who fought in it.

Sir Edwin Lutyens

Author: Elizabeth Wilhide
Publisher: National Trust Books
ISBN: 9781907892271
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Sir Edwin Lutyens from the Author: Elizabeth Wilhide. "It is in his great country houses that the greative genius of Sir Edwin Lutyens can most fully be appreciated. Synthesising the traditional and the classic, each house admirably fits its setting - it is impossible, for example, to imagine the heavy granite walls of Castle Drogo other than on the rugged slopes of Dartmoor, or the trim brick and tiles of Deanery Garden removed from the banks of the River Thames in Berkshire. His interiors and the furnishings he designed for them display an equal thoughtulness of design. Elizabeth Wilhide traces the development of the Lutyens style and illustrates its remarkable marriage of function and artistry, from the restful appeal of Mustead Wood in Surrey to the grandeur of Viceroy's House, New Delhi. With specially commissioned photography, showing intact or restored interiors and gardens, as well as original designs for furniture, this elegant book provides a fresh insight into a rich and enduring heritage of design."--Cover.