|Robert Adam was born in Kirkcaldy, Fife in
1728. Often considered Scotland's most famous architect, Adam became a
leader of classical revival in England for both architecture and interior
decoration. His designs are particularly notable for their lavish use of
Robert Adam was an eclectic who depended as
much on good business sense as on his personal design innovations. His
designs incorporated light, color, and detailed ornamentation. To generate
his style he adapted motifs from classical antiquity, Italian, French and
Renaissance influences and abstracted them into a personal style.
Adam's most unusual designs were based on
Etruscan vase decorations. The Etruscan Dressing Room at Osterley Park,
Middlesex (1775-1776) is the only substantial survivor of eight such
Adam died in London in 1792.
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