Robert Adam is perhaps the best known of all British architects, the only one whose name denotes both a style and an era. His later claim that his practice with his brother James had effected 'a kind of revolution' in design was no idle boast. Their style dominated the later Georgian period and their influence was widespread, not only in Western Europe but in Russia and North America. This new study looks afresh at many aspects of the Adam brothers' oeuvre. There are essays by established Adam experts as well as contributions from a younger generation of historians and postdoctoral scholars.