Perspective View of the Bridge at Sion.
[London: Printed for the Authors; And sold by Peter Elmsly [....] MDCCLXXVII]
Engraving with very large margins, platemark 455 x 600mm (18 x 23½"). Repaired tears.
Robert Adam's unrealized plan for a bridge at Syon House. Plate from the Adam brothers' "Works in Architecture". At the time the work was published, Adam was presumably confident that the plan would go ahead, as his accompanying text ('the whole is new and is reckoned fanciful and picturesque') suggests that the bridge in fact already existed. Robert and his brother James Adam forever changed the face of British architecture by introducing innovative Classical design ideas. Together, they designed and built some of the most famous buildings in England, including Kenwood House, Keddlestone Manor, and Syon House. The brothers diversified by designing furniture to complement their beautiful interiors and by creating and publishing their 'Works' as a treatise on design, in three volumes beginning in 1773 and concluding with a posthumous volume of 1822.
[Ref: 31969] £360.00