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Adam Style

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In the mid-Georgian era, between 1750 and 1785, a form of domestic neo-classicism arose that came to be named after the outstanding architect of the period, Robert Adam. This book contains examples of that style, and shows the ways in which they were designed and decorated.
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published January 1st 1994 by Phaidon Press
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Mar 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book is less purely an architectural history, unlike his PALLADIAN STYLE, and written far more for the restorer of the Georgian home. In fact, he spends a short chapter on the revivals of Adam Style and devotes some time in each of the more historical chapters on modern restoration, including issues of provenance for various Georgian antiques. No, Georgian isn't synonymous with Adam Style, for Robert Adam's active influence only covered thirty years of the 18th century, but it's hard not to ...more
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Very good, well researched book on the Adam style.
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Dr Steven Parissien is an internationally-renowned author who has written extensively on architectural and cultural history. He is the director of Compton Verney museum and gallery in Warwickshire.
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