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Posted by  Eileen on November 20, 2003 at 06:15:02:

In Reply to:  Dissertation FOREIGN ARCHITECTURE INFLUENCE ON DELHI posted by sunil on November 20, 2003 at 05:17:50:

check out information on Edwin Luytens & Herbert Baker. British architects did the principal government buildings when (for the coronation of George V) the capital of colonial India was shifted from Calcutta to Delhi between 1911 and 1930. The Government House (Viceroy's House) on Raisina summit overlooking New Dehli was designed by Luytens. The flanking Secretariats were designed by Herbert Baker (co- architect for the overall project).

You might want to locate a copy of Sir Edwin Luytens, Designing in the English Tradition by Elizabeth Wilhide. Reference pps. 40-53.

Lots of background of the imperial politics and architecture. It might offer a good starting point. The great buildings link does not cover this project, but offers a accurate description of his focus and interest marrying local building materials, climate and style/vernacular to a sense of classical order.

Best of luck.
e-)
Eileen

 
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