Unlocking Lutyens: A Gateway to the Hidden Legacy of John Pell and Sir Christopher Wren
The design of the ‘Arch of Remembrance’ in Leicester by Sir Edwin Lutyens, offers the opportunity of a unique insight into the design methods of the architect in the latter half of his career. These were characterised by a highly developed use of proportion in what has been described as his ‘elemental mode’ and the use of a particular number sequence to grow the design towards closed dimensional goals. This paper examines the sources of and motives for this design method and the details of its application.
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Citation : Radford, D. and Cawthorne, D. (2008) Unlocking Lutyens: A Gateway to the Hidden Legacy of John Pell and Sir Christopher Wren. arq: Architectural Research Quarterly, 12 (1), pp. 69-85
ISSN : 1359-1355
Research Group : Digital Building Heritage Group
Peer Reviewed : Yes