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Title: A ‘Classical Goth’: Robert Adam’s engagement with medieval architecture (Forthcoming)
Authors: Lindfield, Peter
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Editors: Thom, C
Citation: Lindfield P (2017) A ‘Classical Goth’: Robert Adam’s engagement with medieval architecture (Forthcoming). In: Thom C (ed.). Robert Adam and His Brothers, Historic England.
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Historic England
Abstract: First paragraph: Robert Adam’s Grand Tour in 1754–8 had a profound impact upon his understanding of the forms and ornament of Classical architecture. This became manifest after his return to Britain in his country house designs, as, for example, in the south façade of Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire (from c 1760).1 Beyond this elevation’s dynamic advancement and recession of planes, the architecture paraphrases two notable monuments of ancient Rome: the Arch of Constantine and the Pantheon. Kedleston’s interior, including its celebrated Saloon, was equally responsive to antique forms, and the tour’s impact upon Adam in the shaping of his eponymous neoclassical style is explored elsewhere in this volume.
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Type: Part of book or chapter of book
Affiliation: English Studies

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