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H 255 x W 205 mm

160 pages

Illustrated throughout in colour and black & white

Published Nov 2016

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781784914622

Digital: 9781784914639

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Robert Adam; London; 18th Century; Architect; Architecture; Sir John Soane's Museum

Robert Adam’s London

By Frances Sands

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The iconic eighteenth-century architect Robert Adam was based in London for more than half of his life and made more designs for this one city than anywhere else in the world. This book reviews a wide variety of his designs for London, highlighting lesser-known buildings as well as familiar ones.



Foreword; Map of London; Introduction; Whitehall; Westminster Abbey – funerary monuments; Northumberland House, Strand; The Adelphi; Theatre Royal, Drury Lane; Charing Cross; King’s Bench Prison, Southwark; Lloyd’s Coffee House, Cornhill; Aldersgate Street; Lincoln’s Inn; Southampton Row; Soho Square; Charlotte Street; Mansfield Street and New Cavendish Street; Portland Place; Clerk House, Duchess Street; Chandos House, Queen Anne Street; Portman Square; Grosvenor Square; Hill Street; Berkeley Square; Curzon Street; Hertford Street; Lock Hospital, Grosvenor Place; Buckingham House; Piccadilly; Deputy Ranger’s Lodge, Green Park; Arlington Street; Dover Street; Pall Mall; Haymarket Opera House; St James’s Square

About the Author

Dr Frances Sands is Curator of Drawings and Books at Sir John Soane’s Museum.