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John Adam Street [Adelphi development]

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dc.coverage.spatial Site: London, England, United Kingdom en_US
dc.coverage.temporal 1768-1772 (creation) en_US
dc.creator Adam, Robert en_US
dc.creator Adam, John en_US 1768-1772 en_US 2012-12-20T14:57:12Z 2012-12-20T14:57:12Z 1768-1772 en_US
dc.identifier 177763 en_US
dc.identifier.other archrefid: 2120 en_US
dc.description Number 8 John Adam Street (Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce), entry; Adam House (7-10 John Adam Street) is part of the Adelphi development designed in 1768-1772 by brothers Robert and John Adam. In addition to individual town houses, Robert Adam engaged in a number of urban-planning schemes. He often introduced varied shapes, including squares, crescents and circuses, although his long terraces of juxtaposed houses or unified façades on the sides of a square were more common. For these, he took the principles of his individual town-house compositions and adapted them to large and more complex groupings, often applying the delicate ornamentation in Liardet’s cement. The grandest of Adam’s schemes was the Adelphi, built on leased land between the Strand and the Thames. He embanked the Thames, raising the Royal Terrace’s houses (destroyed) above vaulted warehouses that he hoped the Government would lease. For this, and for the rest of this H-shaped development, he employed his favourite decorative elements, but in a composition without an obvious central emphasis. Though aesthetically satisfying, the Adelphi was a failure financially for the brothers. Source: Grove Art Online; (accessed 7/17/2010) en_US
dc.format.medium brick; stone; Liardet’s cement en_US
dc.rights © Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc. en_US
dc.subject architecture en_US
dc.subject cityscape en_US
dc.subject City planning en_US
dc.subject Neoclassical en_US
dc.subject Nineteenth century en_US
dc.title John Adam Street [Adelphi development] en_US
dc.type image en_US
dc.rights.access Licensed for educational and research use by the MIT community only en_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode 1A1-AJ-JA-B3 en_US
vra.culturalContext British en_US
vra.technique construction (assembling) en_US
vra.worktype row house en_US
vra.worktype street en_US
vra.worktype housing project en_US
dc.contributor.display John Adam (British architect, 1721-1792); Robert Adam (British architect, 1728-1792) en_US

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