"...an extraordinary volume...is a fascinating account of New Delhis creation with emphasis on the importance of its architecture." -- Antiquer, June 2003
"Most useful are the many photographs, some in seductive color, and plans and drawings." -- Choice, September 2003
From the Publisher
From the massive war memorial arch and resplendent sandstone and marble government house to the spacious gardens and the gloriously imposing Viceroy's House, the evidence of Lutyens architectural genius is everywhere throughout New Delhi. As architectural historian Andreas Volwahsen discusses the importance of Lutyens work he provides a fascinating account of the making of a city: the contentious debates and cultural considerations, the inspiration and the painstaking construction, and finally the ways in which New Delhi has evolved into a modern city. With the growing interest in the preservation of historic sights worldwide, this magnificently detailed yet highly accessible history is certain to become a classic in the fields of architecture and urban design.