Entries by Robin Prater

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Looking Back on the Lutyens Intensive 2019: Lutyens’s Arts and Crafts Designs in Surrey

A look back at last autumn’s 2019 Lutyens’s Intensive in Surrey. Our exploration of Tigbourne, Crooksbury, Munstead Wood, The Hut, Maryland, Chinthurst, and Ruckmans provided insight into Lutyens’s Arts and Crafts architecture. Being able to live in his design at Goddards gave another dimension to this understanding. Fellowship, laughter, and architecture — a combination that would certainly have been approved by Sir Edwin.

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Atlanta and The Cenotaph – November 2019

Members of The Lutyens Trust America from Atlanta and the surrounding area met on November 12 to observe a very special anniversary. One hundred years ago, Edwin Lutyens’s design for a temporary Cenotaph was erected in Westminster as part of the Peace Celebrations of 1919.

Lutyens Summer 2019 Newsletter

Le Bois Des Moutiers, Milestones, Domaine De Ranguin on the Cote D’Azur, Celebratory Dinner at British Embassy, Carl Laubin Honored, The Ned, Gardens at Miserden, Great Amwell War Memorial by Eadred Lutyens, Thiepval, Skittle Balls at Goddards, and Castle Drogo

Lutyen’s British Embassy in Washington, D.C.

Members of The Lutyens Trust America were invited to the British Embassy in Washington, D.C. to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Sir Edwin Lutyens. The Embassy is the only major built work in the United States designed by Lutyens. An afternoon tour of the embassy building and grounds was followed with a very special dinner in the Residence. Everyone at the dinner was presented with a commemorative program and a model of the Cenotaph, as this year also marks the 100th anniversary of this design.

March 14th Clive Aslet Lecture in New York

Two days after the events at the British Embassy, The Lutyens Trust played host to a lecture by Clive Aslet in New York. Approximately a hundred people attended the reception and lecture held at the Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium. Clive expanded on his talk at the embassy, ending with an insightful look at Lutyens’s place within the cadre of British architects.

Carl Laubin to Receive Henry Hope Reed Award

Carl Laubin is known to members of The Lutyens Trust America as the artist behind “Metiendo Vivendum,” a capriccio of built and unbuilt works designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, drawn at the same scale to indicate comparative sizes (see previous news items). Mr. Laubin has been selected to receive the Henry Hope Reed Award, presented […]

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Veranda magazine article on Edwin Lutyens : The Craftsman (October 2018, pp. 59-62)

“He’s been called the most influential British architect since Christopher Wren, a polymath whose enduring legacy of English houses continues to beguile with idiosyncratic charm and impeccable craftsmanship. And now, with the inauguration of the Lutyens Trust America, dedicated to the celebration of his contributions to the field, Edwin Lutyens is getting another turn in […]