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Residence, Osterley Park and House (1761)*

Artist/Designer: Robert Adam

Project Location: London, United Kingdom

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Primary Material(s):
Stone, Plaster, Paint

Residential Structure

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Significant Date(s):
18th Century

Additional Information:
Project Description:
This house was built primarily in the 17th century and Robert Adam was commissioned to alter the interior, although initially, his contemporary rival Sir William Chambers worked on the house. Typical are the filigree adaptations of classical decorations, i.e. honeysuckle, palmette; ceilings exhibit flattened decorations. Some contemporaries considered that this visual delicacy looked more like "pastrywork!" He often used five or six shades of green in one room.

Publications/Texts in Print:
Hardy, John. A Guide to Osterley Park House. UK: Faber & Faber, 1986.

Harris, Eileen. Osterley Park. London: Trafalgar Squar, 1995.

National Trust. Osterley Park. UK: National Trust, 1994.

Building Address:
Jersey Rd, Isleworth TW7 4RB, UK

Significant Dates:
1576- Original building was completed.
1761- Robert Adam was asked to remodel the house after it had fallen into disrepair.
1939- Osterly was opened to the public.
1991- National Trust took charge of the property.

Significant Staff/Designers:
Robert Adam- Architect
Robert Child- helped create the interiors

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