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  1. William Adam fue un arquitecto, cantero y empresario escocés. Fue el arquitecto más importante de su tiempo en Escocia, ya que diseñó y construyó numerosas casas de campo y edificios públicos, y, frecuentemente, participó más como contratista que como arquitecto. Entre sus obras más conocidas están la Casa Hopetoun, cerca de Edimburgo, y la Casa Duff en Banff. Su estilo exuberante e individual de construcción en estilo palladiano, pero con detalles barrocos inspirados ...

  2. William, who as master mason to the Board of Ordnance in North Britain supervised the design of military buildings, also designed numerous country houses in a conservative Palladian style—the modified classic Roman style that was originally…

  3. William Adams, también conocido en japonés como Anjin-sama (anjin, "piloto"; sama, un calificativo honorífico japonés equivalente a "excelencia" y como Miura Anjin (三浦按針, "el piloto de Miura"?), fue un navegante inglés que viajó a Japón y se cree que fue el primer británico en llegar a ese país. Sirvió de inspiración para el personaje de John Blackthorne en la famosa novela de James Clavell, Shogun, y como inspiración para William del videojuego Nioh de Fumihiko Yasuda y ...

  4. 1 de ene. de 2023 · William Adams, also called Anjin or Miura Anjin, (born 1564, Gillingham, Kent, England—died May 26, 1620, Hirado, Japan), navigator, merchant-adventurer, and the first Englishman to visit Japan.

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    Early life

    William Adam was born in Linktown of Abbotshall, now a neighbourhood of Kirkcaldy, Fife, and was baptised on 24 October 1689. He was the only surviving child of John Adam (d. c. 1710), a mason, and Helen Cranstoun, daughter of William Cranstoun, 3rd Lord Cranstoun. His paternal grandfather was Archibald Adam, a laird in Angus. Adam probably attended the grammar school in Kirkcaldy until 1704, when he turned 15, and thereafter learned the craft of masonry, possibly from his father. It is often...

    Rise to fame

    It is not known how William Adam became a successful architect from these beginnings, but by 1721 he was engaged on major projects at Floors Castle, where he executed a design by Vanbrugh, and designing extensions to Hopetoun House. John Gifford links Adam's rise with the retirement of James Smith, the most prominent architect of the early 18th century, who was in his 70s by this time. Like Smith, Adam was a trained mason, had social connections through his family, and had the financial backi...

    Architect, entrepreneur, and laird

    By 1728, Adam was firmly established as a successful architect with numerous ongoing business concerns, including coal mining, salt panning, quarrying and agricultural improvements, although in that year occurred the death of his partner and father-in-law William Robertson. For the same year, William Adam and Alexander McGill are called architects in the subscribers' list to James Gibbs's Book of Architecture. On 21 February 1728, Adam was made a burgess of Edinburgh,and moved with his family...

    Adam used a wide variety of sources for his designs, and created an inventive personal style of decoration. His chief influences were from English Palladianism, and several of his houses have been likened to designs reproduced in Colen Campbell's Vitruvius Britannicus, but Adam mixed these with English Baroque motifs from Gibbs and Vanbrugh. He rel...

    William Adam's dominant position in Scottish architecture is reinforced by his lack of contemporaries. Colin McWilliam, in The Buildings of Scotland: Lothian, wondered "whether Scottish architecture at this period... would have achieved very much without him." Adam's death coincided with the final defeat of the Jacobite threat in 1746, and the adva...

    William Adam and Mary Robertson had ten surviving children: 1. Janet ("Jenny") (b. 1717), born at Linktown, later managed their brothers' London business. 2. John(b. 3 July 1721), born at Linktown, took over Blair Adam and the other family businesses, as well as practising architecture. 3. Robert(b. 3 July 1728), born at Linktown, architect, and be...

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  5. William Adam (1 November 1796 – 19 February 1881) was a British Baptist minister, missionary, abolitionist and Harvard professor. Scotland and India [ edit ] Adam was born in Dunfermline in Scotland, and it was after being inspired by the churchman Thomas Chalmers that he decided to go to India.

  6. 29 de sept. de 2021 · Unas de las primeras obras son los castillos escoceses de Inveraray (1746) y de Culzean (1777), obras de William Adam. Unas construcciones a las que habría que añadir la mansión de Abbotsford House (1824), del escritor romántico Walter Scott, y que siguió el estilo neogótico.

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