Villa E1027

Tuesday 21st March 2023 at 10.45am

Lecturer: Anthony Peers

In the roughly 300 years during which the British constructed buildings in India there persisted an unresolved dialogue about the creation of an authoritative British style. The Victorians and Edwardians looked with envy at the confident, distinctive and appropriate architectural style of the buildings in India constructed in the time of the Mughal Empire. The questions - as to whether the British should impose a British style, fuse a British style with Indian or even adopt the Mughal style for their own – were never satisfactorily answered in India until Edwin Lutyens penned his designs for New Delhi.