The Architecture of Robert Adam(1728-1792)








Adam, Robert and James The Works in Architecture of Robert and James Adam, 3 Vols (1773-1822), republished 1975 by Academy Editions with an introductory essay by Robert Oresko.  This contains the complete text of the introductions, as well as the plates.

Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland, Journal - Heritage IV, Essays on Robert Adam,
(Edinburgh University Press 1993)

Astley, Stephen. Robert Adam's Castles. Essays for the Catalogue of the 2002 Sir John Soane's Museum travelling exhibition of the same name.
(The Soane Gallery. 2002)

Beard, G - The Work of Robert Adam,
(John Bartholomew, 1978).

Bolton, AT - The Architecture of Robert and James Adam, 2 Vols
(Country Life, 1922).

Brown, IG - Monumental Reputation: Robert Adam and the Emperor’s Palace (National Library of Scotland, 1992).

Cameron, Joy Prisons and Punishment in Scotland, From the Middle Ages to the Present
(Canongate 1983. ISBN 0 86241 031 2).

The Caldwell Papers
(Maitland Club, publication No 71, Glasgow 1883), 3 Volumes.

The City of Edinburgh,
(Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland - 1951).

Clarke, BFL - The Building of the Eighteenth-Century Church,
(SPCK, 1963),

Colvin, HM - A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840
(John Murray, second edition 1978).

Craig, WS - History of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh,
(Oxford, 1976).

Crook,  JM - The British Museum: a Case-study in Architectural Politics
(Pelican, 1972), especially Chapter 5 (pp.151-193).

Cruft, K and Fraser, A (ed.), James Craig, 1744-1795,
(Mercat Press, Edinburgh, 1995).

Fleming, John - Robert Adam and his Circle in Edinburgh and Rome
(John Murray Publishers Ltd. London, 1962)

Fleming, J,  Honour, H  and Pevsner, N - The Penguin Dictionary of Architecture
(Penguin, 3rd ed. 1980).

Fyfe, J.G. Scottish Diaries and Memoirs 1746 -1843 Henry Thomas Cockburn.
(Eneas Mackay Stirling 1942)

Fraser, Andrew G - The Building of Old College,
(Edinburgh University Press, 1989).

The Gentleman’s Magazine, March 1792, pp.282-283: Obituary of Robert Adam.

Gerson, MB - "A Glossary of Robert Adam’s Neo-Classical Ornament", in Architectural History: Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain, Vol.24 (1981), pp.59-82.

Gifford, J - William Adam, 1689-1748: A Life and Times of Scotland’s Universal Architect, (Mainstream Publishing, Edinburgh, 1989).

Gifford, John,  McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David - The Buildings of Scotland: Edinburgh, (Penguin, 1984).

Glendinning, MacInnes, MacKechnie, A History of Scottish Architecture.
(Edinburgh Universityy Press. 1997)

Graham, H.G. The Social Life of Scotland in the Eighteenth Century
(A.&C. Black Ltd 1937)

Grant, James Cassell's Old and new Edinburgh. Its History, its People and its Places.
(Cassell & Company, Limited 1882)

Gray, W Forbes - "An Eighteenth-Century Riding School," in The Book of the Old Edinburgh Club, Vol.20 (1935), pp.111-159.

Halsby, Julian Scottish Watercolours 1740-1940,
(Batsford 1986 ISBN 0 7134 1868 0)

Harris, Eileen. The Genius of Robert Adam, His Interiors.
(Yale University Press. 2001)

Hay, G - The Architecture of  Scottish Post-Reformation Churches
(Oxford University Press, 1957)

Ison, Walter - The Georgian Buildings of Bath, (1948).

Ison, Walter - The Georgian Buildings of Bristol,
(Faber and Faber, 1952).

King, David - The Complete Works of Robert and James Adam,
(Butterworth, 1991).

Lees-Milne, James -  The Age of Adam,
(Batsford, 1947).

Lenman, Bruce R Integration and Enlightenment, Scotland 1746-1832
Edinburgh University Press 1981. ISBN 0 7486 0385 9

Lindsay, I - Georgian Edinburgh,
(Edinburgh, 1948).

Livingstone, Shiela. Confess and be Hanged, Scottish Crime and Punishment through the Ages. (Berlinn Ltd. ISBN 1 84158 002 3)

Lynch, Michael. Scotland. A New History
(Century Ltd reprinted Pimlico. 1991. ISBN 0-7126-9893-0)

McKean,C with Walker,D. Edinburgh An Illustrated Architectural Guide.
(RIAS and Scottish Academic Press 1983. ISBN 7073 0348 6)

Macaulay, J - The Gothic Revival, 1750-1850,
(Blackie, 1975).

Macintyre, Dr L - Charlotte Square, Edinburgh: Past Times, Personalities and Professions, 1792-1992, (National Trust for Scotland, 1992).

MacIvor, I - Edinburgh Castle (Batsford/Historic Scotland, 1994).

Manco, J - "Pulteney Bridge", in Architectural History: Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain, Vol. 38 (1995), pp.129-45.

Markus, TA - "Buildings for the Sad, the Bad and the Mad in Urban Scotland, 1780-1830", in TA Markus (ed), Order in Space and Society,
(Mainstream Publishing, Edinburgh, 1982), Pp.25-114.

Markus, TA (Editor), Order and Space in Society,
(Mainstream Publishing, Edinburgh, 1982)

Milliken, S - "The Tribune in English Architecture," in
(The Burlington Magazine, Vol.112 (1970),  pp.442-6.)

Minto, C.S Victorian and Edwardian Scotland from old Photographs
(Batsford Ltd 1970. ISBN 7134 0114 1)

Palladio, Andrea - The Four Books of Architecture.  Translated into English by Isaac Ware.  Facsimile of 1738 edition with new introduction by AF Placzek, Dover Publications, 1965.

Paton, HM - "The General Register House," The Book of the Old Edinburgh Club, Vol.17 (1930), pp.147-175.

Proposals for Carrying on certain Public Works in the City of Edinburgh, (1752).

Robert Adam (Architectural Heritage, Vol.4), (Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland, 1993)

Robert Adam and Scotland: The Picturesque Drawings, (Scottish Arts Council, Exhibition Catalogue, 1972).

Robertson, DS - Greek and Roman Architecture
(Cambridge University Press, 1929 and 1969).

Rowan, Alistair - "After the Adelphi: Forgotten Years in the Adam Brothers’ Practice", (Especially pp.659-78 on "William Adam and Company").
(Journal of the Royal Society of Arts, Vol.122 (1974), pp.659-710. )

Rowan, A. Designs for Castles and Country Villas by Robert & James Adam
(Phaidon Press Limited. 1985. ISBN 0 7148 2278 7)

Rowan, A. Robert Adam Catalogues of Architectural Drawings in the Victoria and Albert Museum
(Victoria and Albert Museum. 1988. ISBN 1 8517 7070 4)

Sanderson, Margaret - "Robert Adam’s Last Visit to Scotland, 1791," Architectural History: Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain, Vol. 25 (1982), pp.33-46.

Sanderson, Margaret - Robert Adam and Scotland: Portrait of an Architect
(Scottish Record Office and HMSO, 1992).

Stillman, D - The Decorative Work of Robert Adam
(Alec Tiranti, 1966).

Summerson, Sir John - Architecture in Britain: 1530-1830
(Pelican History Of Art, 6th edition, 1977).

Summerson, Sir John - Georgian London,
(revised edition, Penguin Books, 1978).

Tait, Alan A - "The Register House: the Adam Building", Scottish Historical Review, Vol.53 (1974), pp.115-23

Tait, Alan A - "Robert Adam Drawings and Imagination"
(Cambridge University Press, 1993, ISBN 0521 43315 0)

Vitruvius - The Ten Books on Architecture, Translated by MH Morgan
(Dover Publications, 1960).

Whinney, Dr Margaret - Home House, No. 20 Portman Square,
(Country Life, 1969).

Wilson, Daniel Memorials of Edinburgh in the Olden Times

Youngson, AJ -The Making of Classical Edinburgh, 1750-1840,
(Edinburgh University Press, 1966 and 1988).


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