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The Architect and His Wife Hardcover – 20 Jun 2002

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Chatto & Windus; 1st Edition... edition (20 Jun. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0701172010
  • ISBN-13: 978-0701172015
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.8 x 4.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 607,177 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Praise for "The Young Disraeli" A major new biography it is difficult to see her work being superseded. John Grigg, "Sunday Telegraph""

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'The stature of Edwin Lutyens as an artist is beyond dispute; what remains tantalising is the psychology of that extraordinary man. Jane Ridley analyses his character and investigates his misdemeanours and the tragedy of his marriage with unsentimental acuity to create a compelling new biography of Britain's greatest architect.' Gavin Stamp --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Format: Hardcover
Although I have a passion for all things Lutyens, I started to read this book with a very open mind. The more I read the more I wanted to read, in fact I found it hard to put down. Not only is it packed with information about the work of Sir Edwin and taken from surviving documents and letters, it also brings both himself and his wife to life as I feel no other book has. Written by a descendant, Jane Ridley, it offers an insight not only into the life of a late Victorian family but that of a world famous architect - immensely talented but immature in some ways. His wife Emily was supportive to a degree but came to live in a world of her own after joining the Thoesophical Society. A really good read for anyone with an interest in architecture!
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Format: Hardcover
Bought this book for hubby and began to flick through it. Before I knew it I was totally engrossed!!

Not only did it detail his works, but was extremely witty and intimate regarding his relationship with his wife.

The author, his descendant, was able to capture every detail (even though she had never met him) and it felt like the reader knew him very well too!

Hubby has now been handed over the book and he too cant put it down!
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Two stars don't tell the whole story, the book its self is interesting reading, but this book was bought as a birthday present and it's condition described as good, this was not the case, the condition was poor with two illustrations stuck together, the vendor refunded half the price, but that was not the problem, I was left with a book bought as a present, All in all a big disappointment.
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