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Robert Adam: Drawings and Imagination

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Product description

This book attempts to explain how the great eighteenth-century architect Robert Adam went about the business of design. It therefore deals with Adam's drawings rather than the buildings themselves, and tries to show that these pen, wash and watercolour 'inventions', of which he was an acknowledged master, were the ideal vehicle for his architectural ideas. It was to this end that Robert and his brother James studied drawing and composition in the most advanced drawing schools of Rome. The Adam publication The Works of Architecture (1773) attempted an equation between drawing style, Robert Adam 'inventions' and the Picturesque, which dominated the last 20 years of the Adam practice. The Works itself is seen as a seminal book which obliquely supplied the theory for the Adam interpretation of the Picturesque in its various prefaces and the plates themselves. In all of this Adam was served by a carefully-organised office, itself virtually a drawing academy.

Very good condition hardback on grey boards. Boards are in very good condition with some signs of shelfwear. Dustjacket is bumped with a sticker mark on the front cover. Inner pages are clean and unmarked.

Item details

Added value:
First Edition
Author(s):
Tait, Alan
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
7½"x 10"
Edition:
1993
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0521433150
ISBN-13:
9780521433150
Number of pages:
174
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
Robert Adam: Drawings and Imagination

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This book attempts to explain how the great eighteenth-century architect Robert Adam went about the business of design. It therefore deals with Adam's drawings rather than the buildings themselves, and tries to show that these pen, wash and watercolour 'inventions', of which he was an acknowledged master, were the ideal vehicle for his architectural ideas. It was to this end that Robert and his brother James studied drawing and composition in the most advanced drawing schools of Rome. The Adam publication The Works of Architecture (1773) attempted an equation between drawing style, Robert Adam 'inventions' and the Picturesque, which dominated the last 20 years of the Adam practice. The Works itself is seen as a seminal book which obliquely supplied the theory for the Adam interpretation of the Picturesque in its various prefaces and the plates themselves. In all of this Adam was served by a carefully-organised office, itself virtually a drawing academy.

Very good condition hardback on grey boards. Boards are in very good condition with some signs of shelfwear. Dustjacket is bumped with a sticker mark on the front cover. Inner pages are clean and unmarked.

Added value:
First Edition
Author(s):
Tait, Alan
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
7½"x 10"
Edition:
1993
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0521433150
ISBN-13:
9780521433150
Number of pages:
174
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
Robert Adam: Drawings and Imagination

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