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ID: 500006105
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500006105

 
Record Type: Person
Adam, James (Scottish architect, 1732-1794)

Note: John became partners with his older brothers John and Robert in the 1750s in Edinburgh. From 1760 to 1763 he was on a Grand Tour in Italy accompanied by George Richardson, an architectural draughtsman and guided by Charles Louis Clérisseau, Robert's teacher, employee, and friend. In 1763 James joined Robert in partnership in London, remaining the subsidiary designer until Robert's death in 1792. He then continued working until his own death two years later. The Neoclassical 'Adam style' the brothers created swept through England in the 1760s and 1770s and quickly spread to the United States and France. In 1769 James succeeded Robert as joint Architect of the King's Works, remaining in that post until its dissolution in 1782. Although most of his architectural work was done within the partnership with Robert, James also executed a few independent designs, among them the Shire Hall at Hertford, (1767-1771) and late works such as Saint George's Episcopal Church in Edinburgh (1792-1794).

Names:
Adam, James (preferred,V,index,LC)
James Adam (V,display)

Nationalities:
British (modern) (preferred)
Scottish (Scots, Scotsman)

Roles:
artist (preferred)
architect
designer

Gender: male

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
child of ....  Adam, William, Sr.  
..............  (Scottish architect, 1689-1748) [500001704]
employee was ....  Bonomi, Joseph  
......................  (English architect, 1739-1808) [500004469]
member of ....  Adam family  
................  (British architects, active 17th-18th centuries) [500075129]
partner of ....  Adam, John  
..................  (Scottish architect, 1721-1792) [500025185]
partner of ....  Adam, Robert  
..................  (Scottish architect and designer, 1728-1792) [500008907]
sibling of ....  Adam, John  
..................  (Scottish architect, 1721-1792) [500025185]
sibling of ....  Adam, Robert  
..................  (Scottish architect and designer, 1728-1792) [500008907]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Adam, James (I)

Biographies:
(Scottish architect, 1732-1794) ..... [VP Preferred]
(Scottish architect, best known as partner and principal assistant of his brother Robert Adam (1728-1792), 1732-1794) ..... [AVERY]
(British architect, ca.1732-1794) ..... [BHA]
(British artist, 1730-1794) ..... [WCP]
(British artist, 1732-1794) ..... [WL-Courtauld]
(British architect, 1732-1794) ..... [CL-Courtauld]
(Scottish architect, 1732-1794) ..... [AVERY]
(artist, born 1674) ..... [GRL]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Adam, James ........ [AVERY Preferred, BHA Preferred, CL-Courtauld Preferred, GRL Preferred, VP Preferred, WCP Preferred, WL-Courtauld Preferred]
........................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
........................  Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals (1963-)
........................  Fleming, Penguin Dictionary of Decorative Arts (1989) 11
........................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 50036823
........................  Witt Library, Authority files
James Adam ........ [GRL, VP, WL-Courtauld]
......................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules

Subject: ........ [AVERY, BHA, CL-Courtauld, Gallery Systems, GRL, VP, WCP, WL-Courtauld]
....................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
....................  Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals (1963-)
....................  Avery Obituary Index [n.d.]
....................  DNB: Oxford National Biography, 1912-1921 (1927)
....................  Fleming, Penguin Dictionary of Decorative Arts (1989) 11
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n50036823
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 7 February 2005
....................  Havlice, Index to Artistic Biography (1973)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n50036823
....................  National Union Catalog (1970-) 1975
....................  Pevsner, Dictionary of Architecture (1976)
....................  Thieme-Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Künstler (1980-1986)
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, CL-Courtauld, VP]
.......... Avery Authority files (1963-)
.......... Fleming, Penguin Dictionary of Decorative Arts (1989) 11
.......... Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 7 February 2005
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