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Robert Grant Irving

Born: Aug 13, 1940

Birthplace: Hartford

Nationality: United States

Robert Grant Irving

Date of Birth : Aug 13, 1940
Birth Place : Hartford

Robert Grant Irving, Ph.D. is an author and lecturer specializing in the history of art and architecture of Britain and the British Empire. His book Indian Summer: Lutyens, Baker, and Imperial Delhi is the story of the creation of New Delhi from 1911 to 1931, the grandest architectural undertaking in the history of the British Empire. The principal architects were the two leading practitioners of the day, Sir Edwin Lutyens and Sir Herbert Baker. Dr. Irving's book won the British Council Prize in the Humanities as well as the highest honor of the Society of Architectural Historians, the Alice Davis Hitchcock Book Award. Dr. Irving was born in Hartford, Connecticut of Scottish-Canadian parents and was educated at Balliol College, Oxford; King's College, Cambridge; and Yale University. He holds degrees in history and the history of art and architecture. A Fellow of Berkeley College at Yale, he has taught at Yale, Wesleyan, Trinity College in Hartford, and the University of Virginia. Dr. Irving has lectured at universities and museums on six continents.

Awards Won

  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Humanities, US & Canada
  • Alice Davis Hitchcock Award
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