Silvan House: Morning, Afternoon, Evening

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Silvan House was built on the former site of Meadow House, Corstorphine, where Thomas Adams was born. Adams went on to become known as 'America’s best known Scotchman – the most distinguished city planner of our time', New York Survey Graphic, 1929. In 1884, as Adams entered his teens, this area hosted the International Exhibition of Forestry and Wood Craft, drawing visitors to his neighbourhood from all over the world. An untiring publicist for the Garden City movement, Adams travelled around Britain as a consultant to a variety of garden suburb proposals, including plans for Knebworth with architect Sir Edwin Lutyens. Adams was employed by Canada’s Commission of Conservation and later worked at Harvard University where he researched and wrote planning textbooks.

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Silvan House: Morning, Afternoon, Evening




oil on canvas


H 58 x W 147 cm

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