Adam Style

Style identified with Scottish-born architect Robert Adam (1728-1792), prevalent in Great Britain from 1760-1790. Inspired by archaeological discoveries in Herculaneum and Pompeii, the Adam style is characterized by austere but refined Classical forms, symmetry, detail, and geometric precision.

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Adam Style
Adamesque
Adam-style
Adam-stijl Dutch
estilo Adam Spanish

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Refers to the style identified with Scottish-born architect Robert Adam (1728-1792), prevalent in Great Britain from 1760-1790. Inspired by archaeological discoveries in Herculaneum and Pompeii, the Adam style is characterized by austere but refined Classical forms, symmetry, detail, and geometric precision.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300021201. The J. Paul Getty Trust.