Edwin Lutyens

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Edwin Lutyens in 1921

Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens (29 March 18691 January 1944) was a British architect best known for having an instrumental role in designing and building New Delhi.


  • If one was told that monkeys had built it, one could only say, 'What wonderful monkeys — they must be shot in case they do it again.'
    • 1912, on seeing the British government buildings of Shimla, in a letter to his wife. Published in The letters of Edwin Lutyens to his wife Lady Emily (1985) by Clayre Percy and Jane Ridley. p. 245.

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