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Adam, Robert [1728-1792. UK. Architect/Furniture Designer/Interior Decorator]


Robert Adam was born in Kirkaldy, Fife, Scotland on 3 July 1728. He was the son… subscribers only

Bookcase by by Robert Adam

Bookcase by by Robert Adam


1. Allinson, Ken. Architects and architecture of London. London: Routledge, 2008

2. Bolton, Arthur T. Cantor lectures on the architecture and decoration of Robert Adam and Sir John Soane, R.A. (1758-1837) London : W. Clowes & Sons, Ltd. 1920 [Delivered before the Royal Society of Arts on May 3rd, 10th, and 17th, 1920]

3. Bolton, Arthur T. The architecture of Robert & James Adam (1785-1794). 2 vols. London; New York: Country Life; Charles Scribner's Sons, 1922

4. Colvin, Howard, A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840. New Haven, Connecticut and London: Yale University Press, 4th edition, 2008

5. Fleming, John. Robert Adam and his circle, in Edinburgh & Rome. London: Murray, 1962.

6. Graham, Roderick. Arbiter of elegance: a biography of Robert Adam Edinburgh : Birlinn 2009

7. Harris, Eileen. The country houses of Robert Adam : from the archives of Country life London: Aurum Press 2007

8. Harris, Eileen. The Furniture of Robert Adam. London: Alec Tiranti, 1963

9. Harris, Eileen. The Genius of Robert Adam : his Interiors New Haven, Conn.; London: Yale University Press, 2001

10. Lees-Milne, James. The Age of Adam. London: Batsford, 1947

11. Page, Frances Sands. Robert Adam's London. Oxford: Archaeopress, 2016

12. Service, Alastair. The Architects of London and their buildings from 1066 to the present. London: The Architectural Press, 1979

13. Stillman, Damie. The Decorative Work of Robert Adam London: Tiranti, 1966.

14. Tames, Richard. Robert Adam: an Illustrated Life of Robert Adam, 1728-92 Princes Risborough : Shire Publications, 2004.

15. Thom, Colin. Robert Adam and his Brothers. New light on Britain's leading architectural family London: Historic England, 2019

16. Yarwood, Doreen. Robert Adam. London: Dent, 1970


A. A. Tait, ‘Adam, Robert (1728–1792)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Oct 2009 [Subscription service] 

Benezit Dictionary of Artists. Oxford Art Online [Subscription service] 

British Library. The works in architecture of Robert and James Adam  

Damie Stillman. Adam family (ii). Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online [Subscription service] 

Dictionary of Scottish Architects 

Historic England - contains over 300 entries relating to work by Robert Adam 

Historic Environment Scotland - contains over 370 entries relating to work by Robert Adam 

J. Paul Getty Trust 

National Art Library Catalogue 

National Galleries Scotland 

National Portrait Gallery 

National Records of Scotland 

National Trust 

Robert Adam: Neoclassical architect and designer. Victoria & Albert Museum, London  

SCRAN - The Architecture of Robert Adam (1728-1792) 

The National Archives 


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