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dc.contributor.authorCawthorne, Douglasen
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-16T10:51:54Z
dc.date.available2012-04-16T10:51:54Z
dc.date.issued2007-12
dc.identifier.citationCawthorne, D. (2007) The Leicester Arch and the Temple of Janus. Leicestershire and Rutland Life, December 2007, pp.16-17en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/5940
dc.descriptionAn article written for the magazine, Leicestershire and Rutland Life, published in December 2007.en
dc.description.abstractSir Edwin Lutyens was one of the foremost English architects of his day and was invited in 1919 to design a war memorial for the city of Leicester. For Lutyens the architectural challenge was to express in stone the profound sense of loss the nation and the city felt, in a poetic architectural expression of the fundamental truths of life and death while at the same time remaining fundamentally pantheist. To this end he turned to antiquity and a little known Roman temple, the temple of Janus in Rome, which had embodied in its design very particular solar alignments related to the summer solstices. Just as the priests of Janus built solar alignments into their temple so Lutyens gave a secret solar alignment to his war memorial. This article describes the background to the temple of Janus and how it influenced Lutyens’s design for the Leicester Arch of Remembrance.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLeicester Mercury Media Group Ltden
dc.subjectLutyensen
dc.subjectLeicesteren
dc.subjectArch of Remembranceen
dc.subjectWar Memorialen
dc.subjectArchitectureen
dc.subjectSolar Geometryen
dc.subjectHeritageen
dc.subjectRomanen
dc.subjectTempleen
dc.subjectJanusen
dc.titleThe Leicester Arch and the Temple of Janusen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.researchgroupDigital Building Heritage Group
dc.peerreviewedNoen
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