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The Adam family still live at Blair Adam, the house built by William Adam for the factor of his estate. In this introductory article, the author discusses his personal experience of life at the Blair and how the family home both helped to form Robert Adam as an architect and was, in its turn,...
Robert Adam's desire to build on a monumental scale is nowhere more obvious than in his various designs for public buildings and civic schemes. Concentrating mainly on his late work in Edinburgh and Glasgow, this chapter deals with some of his most ambitious projects and shows how they relate to...
The early responsibility and superlative practical training that Robert Adam gained in Scotland under his father and older brother contributed greatly to his genius. In his mature years he found a particularly receptive audience in his native land for the emotive castle style - an architecture...
The fascinating early designs in a neo-mediaeval style by Robert and John Adam show the influence of English Decorated Gothic and Batty Langley combined with a profound sense of architectural fantasy. At Yester Chapel, however, a previously unconsidered local context can be suggested for aspects...
After his death in 1792, and for the first half of the nineteenth century, Adam was out of favour and out of fashion. In the 1860s, however, there was a change in taste and the Adam revival was born. It was mainly restricted to interior decoration and furniture design, but was a wide-ranging...
In Adam's bicentenary year the restoration of one of his most important Edinburgh town houses was brought to completion. This paper explains the painstaking process which brought this about.
Researchers on the Adams are very fortunate in having rich archival sources to work with This paper makes use of the substantial holdings of the Scottish Record Office to cast light on the life and character of Robert Adam and his family.
The investigation of the seals used by the Adam brothers, and by Robert in particular, is continued, and here extended to encompass a survey of the armorial bearings of the Adam family in relation to the image of themselves that they wanted to convey, whether as professional architects,...
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