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The craftsman
Volume XXVII, Number 5 (February 1915)

Thomson, James
The Adam style as applied to furniture and fittings,   pp. 470-478 PDF (3.2 MB)


Page 470


         THE ADAM STYLE AS'
      IAPPLIED To FURNI-
      S         TURE AND FITTINGS:"                -
            BY JAMES THOMSON
      - ,,,Fi~gure nine.                             .
             EI   is a veritable patrician amongst the styles, chaste,
             refined and possessor of character and distinction.
             Adam dwelling is in fact but expression in the concret
             of inward feeling refined, artistic and intellectu&1l'!
             Even in its hour of dilapidation, decadence and
             neglect, there is an air of gentility about it. The
             Adam style, therefore, whether in architecture orl
furnishings is one for the few rather than for the many. The ap'
preciation of it implies some measure of cultivated feeling.
   The product of a mind classically trained, of an eye sensitive to
beauty of line and mass, of excellent judgment in the field of decora-
tive endeavor, in the Adam style we have a most successful adaptation
of ancient classic form to modern needs. It found favor with the
cultivated Englishman of the latter half of the eighteenth century, as it
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