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Robert Adam
(1728—92)

Robert Adam

Architect

Born 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.

The Complete Works of Robert and James AdamThe 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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