This volume contains Lutyens' own plans, elevations and details of the finest examples of his domestic buildings, on which his huge reputation principally rests; the other two volumes covered his work on corporate and public buildings. But it is the wonderfully inspirational development of his love for the old houses of Surrey - that he shared with his friend and client Gertrude Jekyll - that strikes such a warm response and results in a constant demand for this particular volume.
The genius of Lutyens is now recognised and in the drawings in this book we can now see not just the professionalism of a great architect, but also the loving care with which he set down minute detail, with the result that this is one of the few books which can be used to provide working drawings.
James "Athenian" Stuart and Nicholas Revett's monumental Antiquities of Athens was the first accurate survey of ancient Greek architecture ever completed. Based on precise measured drawings done at the sites of the ancient ruins between ...