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Arbiter of Elegance
A Biography of Robert Adam

 

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Arbiter of Elegance
A Biography of Robert Adam

by Graham Roderick (Author)

 

Hardback

ISBN: 9781841588025

 

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A biography of Robert Adam (1728-92) that follows his life and career from schooldays in Edinburgh through study in Italy and the establishment of his architectural practice in London. It explains his passionate ambition, not only to excel as an architect, but to be accepted as a gentleman in that most snobbish period of our history.


In this fascinating biography, Roderick Graham follows Adam's life and career from schooldays in Edinburgh through study in Italy and the establishment of his architectural practice in London. It explains his passionate ambition, not only to excel as an architect, but to be accepted as a gentleman in that most snobbish period of our history. No one contributed more to the artistic eminence of 'Age of Elegance' than Robert Adam (1728-92), the pre-eminent architect of his day whose expertise and imagination extended also to interior design, furniture and garden design. His legacy has echoed through design ever since, his name synonymous with elegance, the Enlightenment, of the best features of the eighteenth century.


 

ISBN 1841588024
ISBN13 9781841588025
Publisher Birlinn Ltd
Format Hardback
Publication date 31/10/2009
Pages 382 pp
Weight (grammes) 951.00
Published in United Kingdom
Height (mm) 240
Width (mm) 160