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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...
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...
This paper mentions some of the additions to and deletions from Robert Adam's Scottish oeuvre that were made by the author in his recent catalogue of the architect's works. In preparing that catalogue, he made a close study of the Adam drawings in Sir John Soane's Museum and the paper also...
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...
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