in Kirkcaldy to a family of architects: his father and three
brothers all went into the profession. Adam’s neoclassical
work, with its unified exteriors and interiors, was fashionable
in its day and has recently again been recognised as the work
of genius. Some of his buildings include Culzean Castle in
Ayrshire and Charlotte Square in Edinburgh.
Complete Works of Robert and James Adam: Built and Unbuilt
This volume is a unique compendium of the works of Robert
and James Adam, both built and unbuilt. It includes 900 illustrations.
The Complete Works of Robert and James Adam is reprinted here
in its entirety, updated and corrected. This title covers
every one of the 230 or so built works, including 12 that
have been recently discovered. It is complemented by a completely
new title, Unbuilt Adam. This mentions all the brothers' important
unbuilt projects, and it discusses and illustrates 130 of
them. This volume gives an exceptionally thorough review of
the brothers' designs. From public buildings to country houses,
and monuments to ceilings, it is well informed and erudite.
It provides a mine of information for both the expert and
the general reader, and it uses the works covered to give
an understanding of the Adam manner.
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