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    Distributor: Random House, Inc. Availability: On Sale Date: Mar 21, 2017 Carton Quantity: 6 $85.00 CAD
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Robert Adam
Country House Design, Decoration & the Art of Elegance
By (author): Jeremy Musson Foreword by: Sir Simon Jenkins Photographs by: Paul Barker
9780847848515 Hardcover English General Trade HOUSE & HOME / Decorating Mar 21, 2017
$85.00 CAD
Active 11.3 x 11.3 x 1.3 in 272 pages 275 COLOR AND B/W PHOTOGRAPHS Rizzoli
The definitive book on the most influential English country house architect and designer.
This beautifully produced book celebrates the work of Robert Adam, the great eighteenth-century architect who influenced generations by stamping his distinctive neoclassical aesthetic vision on the English country house interior.
Lavish new photography provides a deeply visual exploration of Adam’s most important surviving country houses, to which the author and photographer gained unparalleled access. Included are magnificent country houses such as Syon House and Harewood House—styled and inspired by the ideal of the neoclassical—as well as Adam’s castle-style Mellerstain and town houses such as Home House— all captured in splendid detail. Original Adam design drawings, from Sir John Soane’s Museum, illustrate the boldness of planning, color, and creative interpretation of Adam’s domestic interiors. A biographical and contextual account of Adam’s life and work describes his unique design process, his patrons, and the legacy of his design achievement.
This richly illustrated volume will appeal to designers and homeowners as well as traditional architecture enthusiasts, promising to become an important addition to any architecture and interior design library.

An essential addition to any architecture and design library. The English-style country home is universally loved, and Robert Adam is one of the most influential architects of the western world.

Highly promotable author. Musson has a proven record and is a renowned architectural historian, prolific writer, and television personality.

Specially commissioned photography. These exquisite rooms are shown in their entirety and in detail, all in natural lighting, so they are experienced as they would be in person.

Unrivaled access to Adam’s work. Musson and photographer Paul Barker had special permission to photograph the houses, some of which are privately owned and still lived in.

Style Source: Much of the beloved English Country House style stems from the work of Robert Adam and the various revivals of his style in later years, so this book will be a must-have for designers, decorators, architects and anyone with an love for the aesthetic he created

Writer and broadcaster Jeremy Musson was architectural editor at Country Life from 1998 to 2007. The cowriter and presenter of the BBC television series The Curious House Guest, he is the author of many books, including The Drawing Room and English Country House Interiors.

Sir Simon Jenkins, a leading journalist and author, was chairman of the National Trust from 2008 to 2014.

The late Paul Barker was one of England’s premier interior and architectural photographers.

Author Residence: Cambridge, UK

Marketing: Co-op available for placement

Publicity: Coverage expected in Interiors and Style magazines like Arch Digest, Elle Décor, Luxe, House Beautiful, Veranda, Domino, Town & Country, Traditional Home, NYT T Magazine, WSJ Magazine, NY Mag, Better Homes & Gardens, Garden & Gun, Southern Living, C Magazine.

We will capitalize on Anglophilic angles as well with placement in the Royal Oak newsletter, The Magazine Antiques, and other publications.

Architecture media including Domus; Architect’s Newspaper; Architecture Week; Architectural Record; Metropolis, etc.

Online coverage expected on all above web/social-arms plus 1st Dibs, Huffington Post, Lonny, Rue, Style Saloniste, Style Beat, Style Carrot, Quintessence, Mrs Blandings, Coco +Kelley, Editor at Large, etc.

“Although Robert Adam was an architect in the 1700s, many of his homes are still around—and— drawing attention—centuries later. ”Adam had from the beginning of his London practice made bold and sumptuous interior effect—the combination of novel architectural experience and refined decoration—the keystone of his invention. The bare ingredients of this he took from his study in Rome, and in the process contributed something new to the growing field of neoclassical design,“ writes author Jeremy Musson in the new book Robert Adam: Country House Design, Decoration, and the Art of Elegance (Rizzoli, $65). Many of his creations can be found in the English countryside, where his knowledge of color, craftsmanship, and antiquities are on full display.” 

“In remarkable detail, the book examines magnificent country houses, including Syon House and Harewood House, that were styled and inspired by the ideal of the Neoclassical; as well as Adam’s castle-style Mellerstain, and town houses such as Home House. In addition, Musson provides a rich account of Adam’s life and work, describing his unique design process, his patrons, and the legacy of his design achievement.”

“Another book which makes its debut this spring is on an architect who needs no introduction. Robert Adam, Country House Design, Decoration & The Art of Elegance by historian Jeremy Musson from Rizzoli is really the definitive book on the Scottish architect who transformed the face of Neoclassicism.”
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