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Although William Adam's position as the ‘Universal Architect’ 1 of early Georgian Scotland is well established, his biographers' reluctance to address fully the significance of his business activities has led to an unbalanced portrait. New research, primarily focused on the Registers of Deeds at...
William Adam was accepted in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries as the pre-eminent Scottish architect of his generation. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries his work came to be viewed by Scots as unScottish and by English as of interest primarily because he had...
This article discusses the architectural contents of the library at Blair Adam and the books which William Adam will have used in the evolution of his own designs. The range of over 140 titles from Italy, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Britain illustrates clearly both the seriousness of...
This is the story of the public endeavours since the 1973 fire to restore Mavisbank–designed by William Adam and built by Sir John Clerk in 1720–25–a building of European significance, of great historical importance and of outstanding beauty situated in the Esk Valley below Loanhead, ten miles...
The intention behind the rather outlandish title of this paper is to suggest how the remarkable achievement of William Adam, perhaps the only eighteenth-century Scottish architect practising at home who succeeded in producing a substantial body of highly individual work of more than parochial...
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