William Adam and Formal Landscape Design in Scotland 1720-1745

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William Adam and Formal Landscape Design in Scotland 1720-1745

About William Adam and Formal Landscape Design in Scotland 1720-1745

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Members may attend 6 lectures for £25.
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In his book, The Landscape Garden in Scotland, Professor Alan Tait explores how William Adam’s garden designs looked forward to the picturesque informality of the mid- and late 18th century landscape garden. This lecture looks backwards to investigate how Adam’s garden designs related to contemporary and earlier fashions in Scottish and English garden design.

Starting with two important gardens in which William Adam played a key role – Newliston in West Lothian and his own estate at Blair Crambeth, neither of which have been fully examined by previous writers, a wide range of Adam’s work in landscape design will be examined, from large estates to small wilderness gardens. This lecture is an expanded version of the paper I presented at the 2015 conference, The Architecture of Scotland in its European Setting 1660-1750 and contains additional research. Louisa Humm studied History of Art at St Andrews University. Since graduating she has been employed by Historic Environment Scotland, first in their listing team, and now as Senior Casework Officer responsible for listed building consent work in Glasgow and other parts of South-West Scotland. Her interests include early eighteenth century gardens and designed landscapes, railway station architecture, and waterworks (particularly the Loch Katrine Scheme). She sits on the adjudication panel of the Railway Heritage Trust Awards.

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