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Musson, Jeremy

Robert Adam : country house design, decoration, & the art of elegance / Jeremy Musson ; photography by Paul Barker ; foreword by Sir Simon Jenkins.

New York, NY : Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., 2017.
Physical Description:
272 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Reference Library
NJ18.Ad3 M87 2017 (LC) Oversize
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-271) and index.
"This beautifully produced book celebrates the work of Robert Adam, the great eighteenth-century architect who influenced generations by stamping his distinctive neoclassical aesthetic vision on the English country house interior. Lavish new photography provides a deeply visual exploration of Adam's most important surviving country houses, to which the author and photographer gained unparalleled access. Included are magnificent country houses such as Syon House and Harewood House styled and inspired by the ideal of the neoclassical, as well as Adam's castle-style Mellerstain and town houses such as Home House, all captured in splendid detail. Original Adam design drawings, from Sir John Soane's Museum, illustrate the boldness of planning, colour, and creative interpretation of Adam's domestic interiors. A biographical and contextual account of Adam's life and work describes his unique design process, his patrons, and the legacy of his design achievement. This richly illustrated volume will appeal to designers and homeowners as well as traditional architecture enthusiasts, promising to become an important addition to any architecture and interior design library." -- Provided by publisher.
Subject Terms:
Adam, Robert, 1728-1792 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Adam, Robert, 1728-1792.
Country homes -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Country homes.
Great Britain.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Jenkins, Simon, writer of foreword.
Barker, Paul, 1935- photographer (expression)

  • The Adam brothers
  • Life among the great : Adam and the country house
  • Adam and rooms : circuit, parade and display
  • The castle style
  • Dream palaces
  • Adam in the park.