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Adam, James, 1732-1794

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Personal name headingAdam, James, 1732-1794
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Variant(s)Adam, James, d. 1794
Birth date1732-07-21
Death date1794-10-20
Place of birthEdinburgh (Scotland)
Place of deathLondon (England)
Profession or occupationArchitects Furniture designers
Found inWorks in architecture ... 1778-1822.
King, D. The Complete works of Robert and James Adam, 1991: p. viii (b. 7-21-1732 in Edinburgh; d. 10-20-1794)
Wikipedia, June 18, 2015 (James Adam (architect); James Adam (21 July 1732-20 October 1794) was a Scottish architect and furniture designer, but was often overshadowed by his older brother and business partner, Robert Adam; they were sons of architect William Adam; in 1755 James worked on Gunsgreen House in the Berwickshire town of Eyemouth; in 1758, Robert, James, and their younger brother William Adam started a business in London, focusing on designing complete schemes for the decoration and furnishing of houses; he then undertook the Grand Tour, from May 1760 to October 1763; James succeeded Robert as Architect of the King's Works in 1768 just before work on the brothers' Adelphi project (1768-1772) almost bankrupted the firm; from 1771-1775 he was engaged with his brother in the design and building of Wedderburn Castle near Duns, Berwickshire; he designed several notable buildings in Glasgow, including the old Infirmary (1792; demolished 1907), Assembly Rooms (1794; demolished in 1890) and the Tron Kirk (1794); he also designed Portland Place in central London; he died at his home in London's Albermarle Street in October 1794; during their lifetime Robert and James Adam published two volumes of their designs, Works in Architecture of Robert and James Adam (in 1773-1778 and 1779; a third volume was published posthumously in 1822)
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