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Cemeteries of the Great War by Sir Edwin Lutyens

Author: Jeroen Geurst; Edwin Landseer Lutyens, Sir
Publisher: Rotterdam : 010 Publishers, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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 of the former battlefront on the map of Europe. All are designed according to principles established beforehand, based on the idea of a cathedral, church or chapel in the open air, and include uniform  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Catalogs
Named Person: Edwin Landseer Lutyens, Sir; Edwin Landseer Lutyens, Sir; Edwin Landseer Lutyens, Sir
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeroen Geurst; Edwin Landseer Lutyens, Sir
ISBN: 9789064507151 9064507155
OCLC Number: 685236169
Description: 470 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: I.The Great Assignment --
II.The First Impressions --
III.The First Meeting --
IV.The Memorandum --
V.Lutyens' Preliminary Designs --
VI.The Compromise --
VII.The Cross Of Sacrifice --
VIII.The Experimental Cemeteries --
IX.The Monuments --
X.The Architects' Office And Authorship --
XI.The Common Style --
XII.The Classicism Of Lutyens --
XIII.The Graves --
XIV.Order And Variation --
XV.The Landscape --
XVI.The Other Elements --
XVII.The Greenery --
XVIII.The Work Of Lutyens After The IWGC --
XIX.The Permanent Significance.
Responsibility: Jeroen Geurst.

Abstract:

"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 of the former battlefront on the map of Europe. All are designed according to principles established beforehand, based on the idea of a cathedral, church or chapel in the open air, and include uniform gravestones, a War Stone and a Cross of Sacrifice. 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. In an exhaustive landscape-architectural analysis, this opulently illustrated book charts the history of the designs and reveals the underlying principle of order and variation in the architecture. All 140 cemeteries are fully documented with references to the places where they are to be found"--Page 4 of cover.

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