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THE PARENT STYLE OR THE ORIGINAL SIN? ADAM REVIVED

THE PARENT STYLE OR THE ORIGINAL SIN? ADAM REVIVED 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 phenomenon which involved architects, cabinet makers and upholsterers and covered the restoration of genuine Adam interiors as well as the creation of new ‘Adams Style’ interiors in country houses and town swellings all over Britain and in the United States of America. The use designers made of Adam included the re-use of original pieces in new settings, the straightforward reproduction of Adam designs and the use of Adam pastiche. So popular was this phenomenon that it was considered suitable for a great variety of settings, ranging from the cottage to the Transatlantic liner. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Architectural Heritage Edinburgh University Press

THE PARENT STYLE OR THE ORIGINAL SIN? ADAM REVIVED

Architectural Heritage , Volume 4 (4): 45 – Jan 1, 1993

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Edinburgh University Press
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1350-7524
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1755-1641
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10.3366/arch.1993.4.4.45
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Abstract

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 phenomenon which involved architects, cabinet makers and upholsterers and covered the restoration of genuine Adam interiors as well as the creation of new ‘Adams Style’ interiors in country houses and town swellings all over Britain and in the United States of America. The use designers made of Adam included the re-use of original pieces in new settings, the straightforward reproduction of Adam designs and the use of Adam pastiche. So popular was this phenomenon that it was considered suitable for a great variety of settings, ranging from the cottage to the Transatlantic liner.

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Architectural HeritageEdinburgh University Press

Published: Jan 1, 1993

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