Robert Adam and Diocletian: Unlikley bedfellows
Lecture | Ashburton Hall
Thursday 27 February 2014 - 18:30 until 20:00
Based on material from her new book, 'Four Emperors and an Architect', Alicia Salter will talk about Robert Adam's difficult visit in 1756 to Spalatro, or Split, the site of the ancient Roman emperor Diocletian's palace. Adam left after 5 weeks, but 7 years later published to great acclaim his own architectural survey, The Ruins of Spalatro. This work had a major influence on his early English country house architecture, such as Kedleston and Syon.
This event has been organised by a local supporter group to help raise money for the Art Fund.