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Identifier: lutyenshousesga00weav
Title: Lutyens houses and gardens
Year: 1921 (1920s)
Authors: Weaver, Lawrence, 1876-1930
Subjects: Lutyens, Edwin Landseer, Sir, 1869-1944 Architecture, Domestic Gardens
Publisher: London, Offices of "Country life", ltd. [etc.] New York, C. Scribner’s Sons
Contributing Library: University of Connecticut Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: LYRASIS Members and Sloan Foundation

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a marked freshness and vitality of treatment. Of moredefinitely classical type is the little table shown in Fig. 140with cabriole legs and shell patterns carved on the knees. The general impression which one takes from thesedesigns is of a rigid adherence to the spirit of traditionalwork combined with such personal variation in mouldingsas are enough to proclaim the modern provenance of thefurniture. We are too prone to be satisfied with lifelesscopies of antique pieces, as though the last word had beensaid on the subject of furniture design. That such an attitude is unreasonable is shown clearlyenough, not only by the work now illustrated, but by theadmirable pieces made by such craftsmen as the late ErnestGimson. We have gone some distance since the Exhibitionof 1851, through which William Morris refused to go, findingthe furniture so wonderfully ugly. There is still room foran increase in the improvement which we owe largely toarchitects. N -y? L.,y.-:y:.s HsuszS :,r.:, Gj.rJ.£K.s

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