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Synopsis: Robert Adam was one of the greatest British architects of the later eighteenth century. So widespread was his influence as a decorator and furniture designer that his name has become a household word. But it is the synthesis of architecture, planning and decoration that stands at the heart of Adam's achievement as Eileen Harris shows in this elegantly illustrated book. She considers in detail the interaction of each of these elements in nineteen of Adam's most accomplished interior projects, including some of the most famous British country houses and London town houses.
Most of Adam's enormous body of work was in pre-existing houses; the challenges of remodelling stimulated his inventive imagination, and he became a master at turning awkward situations to advantage. Harris has mined archival sources, including the large collection of drawings from the Adam office at Sir John Soane's Museum in London, and fully examined the houses themselves to discover exactly what Adam did in each project and why. Taking into account later alterations and renovations, Adam-revival additions, and so-called accurate restorations of the last twenty-five years, Harris brings to light how much of Adam's original work was conditioned by circumstance and how much was left to invention.
In her discussions of the planning, decoration, ceilings, carpets, chimney pieces and furniture of such interiors as those at Kedleston, Syon House, Osterly Park, Newby Hall, Culzean Castle, and Home and Lansdowne Houses in London, Harris uncovers the full extent of Adam's prodigious achievements.
From the Publisher: Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
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Book Description Paul Mellon Centre BA, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0300081294
Book Description Paul Mellon Centre BA 2001-09-01, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: good. First Edition. 0300081294. Seller Inventory # 671140
Book Description Yale, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. Good/Good 1st ed 2001 Yale hardback, unclipped DJ, many illustrations throughout. Some creasing along top edge of DJ, corners quite bumped with small tears to top corners of DJ, a little wear along front hinge of binding, some previous water staining to top corner of front and rear boards else good tight condition, hard to find study. Sent Airmail at no extra cost; Worldwide Shipping IMMEDIATE 1ST CLASS/AIRMAIL DISPATCH Quantity Available: 1. Category: Art & Design; ISBN: 0300081294. ISBN/EAN: 9780300081299. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 069766. Seller Inventory # 069766
Book Description New Haven , London: Yale University Press Academic, 2001. Leinen. 378 Seiten; zahlr. z.T. farb. Abb.; 26x32 cm Zustand: sehr gut; Originalschutzumschlag fehlt R-VV1312 9780300081299 Wenn das Buch einen Schutzumschlag hat, ist das ausdrücklich erwähnt. Rechnung mit ausgewiesener Mwst. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 2680. Seller Inventory # 111268
Book Description Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 2001. Condition: Near Fine. Near Fine oversized hardcover in Near Fine dustjacket. Light shelfwear to dustjacket including slight rubbing along the head; several small, faint scratches. Pages, text, and numerous b&w and color images are clean and bright. Overall, an attractive copy. 378 pp. Please contact us for accurate shipping rates on this oversized book. Seller Inventory # 13606
Book Description The paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art/ Yale University Press, New Haven, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: near fine. Quarto. 378pp. Incl. Notes and index. A very comprhensive study of Adam's interior design, nicely illustrated mostly in color. Seller Inventory # 10956
Book Description Paul Mellon Centre BA, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P020300081294
Book Description Paul Mellon Centre BA, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110300081294
Book Description Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art by Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Well-illustrated and scholarly survey of this key late 18th century British architect and designer. 378 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 32 cm. First edition, first printing. Brick red cloth boards, unclipped dust jacket (now in a removable protective sleeve). Slight shelf wear to jacket, previous owner's signature on half-title page, no other inscriptions, tight and square binding. Photographs available on request. All books dispatched same or next working day in robust packaging. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 009749
Book Description Paul Mellon Centre BA. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. 0300081294 Like New Condition. Seller Inventory # LN7.1011738