Arbiter of Elegance

    Arbiter of Elegance

    A Biography of Robert Adam

    Roderick Graham

    Birlinn 2009

    Hardback 400pp Illustrated

    9781841588025   Product Code: 69637

    The 18th century is known as the age of elegance, and few contributed more to that elegance than the architect Robert Adam, whose cool, rational classicism has come to define the era. But, as this revealing, meticulously researched and extensively illustrated biography demonstrates, the style, harmony and poise that became his signature did not come easily, but were the product of intense study, purposeful travel - and the driving ambition of this son of an Edinburgh builder to be accepted as a gentleman.

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