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Description - Adam Style by Steven Parissien

In the mid-Georgian era, 1750-1785, a form of domestic neo-classicism arose that came to named after the architect, Robert Adam. This book provides a survey of the Adam-style house from the outside in. It begins with the architectural shell and the styles for the windows, doors and ironwork, moving inside to discuss the decorative plasterwork, which is the hallmark of the style, colour schemes, furniture and details of upholstery and silver. The style was also influential in the developing United States, and this book looks not just at the great houses that represented the apogee of the style, but also at middle-class town houses in Britain and America, creating a work helpful for those involved in renovation and decor. Winner of the 1992 Apollo Book of the Year and the 1993 International Architecture Book Award from the American Institute of Architects.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780714834535
ISBN-10: 071483453X
Format: Paperback
(290mm x 250mm x 25mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Phaidon Press Ltd
Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Apr-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Steven Parissien

Steven Parissien is the Director of Sotheby's Institute, London, and the author of Regency Style, Palladian Style and Station to Station, all published by Phaidon.

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