A305/18: Edwin Lutyens: Deanery Gardens



In the context of the exhibition The University Is Now on Air: Broadcasting Modern Architecture, the CCA presents twenty-four broadcasts from the course A305, History of Architecture and Design 1890–1939, by The Open University. To learn more about the project, visit https://www.cca.qc.ca/A305.

Television broadcast 18 examines the work of Sir Edwin Lutyens, who Amyas Connell one said would ultimately be regarded as the greatest English architect of the twentieth century. When we think of the way British architecture was purged of its former traditional romantic expression by modernists such as Connell, this viewpoint may appear curious. In looking at Deanery Gardens, Sonning (1899), Dr. Geoffrey Baker here notes Lutyens’s empirical approach to planning and discerns a supremely English character in Lutyens’s work.

Written by Geoffrey Baker, directed by Edward Hayward, produced the BBC/Open University, aired 16 August 1975 on BBC2.

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