Adam - Adamesque
An English C18 revolutionary style created almost exclusively by Robert Adam (1728-1792) and his brothers that affected every branch of architecture, including textiles and furniture, bringing light and lightness to facades and interiors by the use of the lines and colouring of Pompeian interiors. It is in its revivalism through mass production that the styling is found in Victorian buildings of the C19 in South Africa.
At the time of the first British occupation at the Cape in 1795, although Robert Adam had died three years before, his work was highly influential on architectural taste.
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