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.
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Chapter One Adam Style 50
Chapter Two The Architectural Shell
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20 St James's Adam brothers Adam Style Adam's day antique architect architectural Bath became blue brass bricks Britain and America British building carpets ceiling ceramic chairs chimneypieces Chinese chintz Christopher Gilbert classical Coade colonies colour composition contemporaries cornice cotton cover curtains decoration drawing room eighteenth century Eleanor Coade elegant English English Heritage engraving expensive fabric factory fashion fireplace floor French frieze George Georgian glass grate Greek hangings historic homes Horace Walpole increasingly interiors invention iron ironwork James John Josiah Wedgwood kitchen London manufacture marble marquetry mid-Georgian motifs mouldings Museum Neo-Classical Neo-Classicism Opposite original ornaments Osterley painted Palladian papers patterns period pieces plaster popular printed rivals Robert Adam Rococo scagliola seat furniture silk St James's Square stone Street Stuart and Revett stucco swags Syon Syon House taste terrace textile Thomas Chippendale tiles typical wall wallpaper Ware Wedgwood William window