Architectural Heritage: William Adam v. 1

Architectural Heritage: William Adam v. 1

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This annual serial focuses on different periods and personalities in Britain's architectural history. The care and conservation of buildings and theoretical issues are discussed in scholarly articles, editorial comment, book and exhibition reviews. This first volume concentrates on the work of William Adam (1689-1748), too long considered interesting only as the father of the architects John, Robert and James. The articles in this volume show that his own architectural studies were wide-ranging and erudite, and that his practical planning and fusion of Scottish, Palladian and Baroque elements made his work far from inferior to that of his more renowned contemporaries. This reassessment contains much unpublished material and emphasizes the sophistication of Scottish 18th- century culture. Experts on William Adam have contributed to this volume, including Professor Alistair Rowan, John Gifford, William Kay, Ian Gow, James Simpson and Terry Friedman.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 112 pages
  • 180.3 x 243.8 x 12.7mm | 430.92g
  • EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 50 b&w plates
  • 0748602062
  • 9780748602063