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Gazetteer No. G0290

Date 1917

Address New Delhi, New Delhi India


He [Lutyens] fought hard for a non-Gothic design as this drawing shows – his building taking the form of a centrally planned church with three radiating wings.

This sketch elevation and perspective shows entrance steps leading up to the open, columnar narthex with overhanging chujjas and a great dome behind. The low viewpoint in the perspective underscores the intended monumentality of the design. (Richardson, 1994, p.74)


Richardson, M. (1994) Sketches by Edwin Lutyens: Drawings from the Collection of Royal INsistute of British Architects (RIBA Drawings Monographs No. 1). London: Wiley.

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