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  • Berwickshire
  • Edinburgh
  • Morayshire


  • Arts and crafts
  • Architecture and buildings


  • Documentary
  • Sponsored


  • Films of Scotland Committee


  • 1970s

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Reference number: 2246

Date: 1975

Sponsor: Films of Scotland and the Scottish Arts Council

Production company: Viz Limited

Sound: sound

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 34.00 mins

Description: Made to celebrate European Architectural Heritage Year. A detailed study of the architectural works of Robert Adam.

Vth International Film Festival on Films on Architecture, Madrid - Silver Medal. Vth Festival of Films on Architecture - 1st Prize for Architecture of the Past. Chicago International Film Festival, 1975 - Certificate of Merit. Melbourne Film Festival, 1976. Seaborn Festival of Films on Art, 1976 - Golden Palm for Architectural Information.

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Credits: m. Frank Spedding
cond. Marcus Dods

Shotlist: REEL 1

Credits superimposed on paintings by Robert Adam (1.43) shots of ruins of Dowhill Tower (2.36) tracking shot of custom house on Berwickshire coast (3.00) aerial tracking shot of Fort George on the Moray Firth (3.19) gvs of Fort George (3.53) gvs bridge leading to Dumfries House (4.14) shot of Dumfries House (4.29) shots of Adam's line drawings and sketches of Rome(5.10) gvs ruins of Diocletian's Palace at Split, Yugoslavia (5.58) Adam's engravings of same (7.00) gvs ext. and int. Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire (9.42) l/s bridges and boathouse on north side of Kedleston Hall (10.28) shots of the gardens (11.20) int. of church on Croome estate, Worcester (11.48) gvs Alnwick, Hulne Priory, Brizlee Tower (13.26) sketches for Gothic towers and battlements, including Adam's two proposals for Duke's Observatory (13.57) gvs of observatory, hunting lodge at Kielder (14.08) int. and ext. of Bowood mausoleum (14.58) shots of int. of Syon House, London (17.44) shots of designs and int. shots of Osterley Park (20.03)


No credits. int. of Osterley (1.03) ext. of Headfort House, County Meath (1.19) int. Newby Hall (4.29) design for Adelphi project on Thames Embankment and shots of all that remains of same, including the Royal Society of the Arts (5.11) gvs Fitzroy Square, London (5.50) gvs Charlotte Square, Edinburgh - plans for Edinburgh New Town (6.22) church towers at Mistley (6.42) casino at Marino near Dublin, and Somerset House (6.58) Register House, Edinburgh (7.18) int. Home House, Portman Square, London (7.58) Culzean Castle including grounds and plans of castle - Adam's sketches of castles and landscapes (11.04) gvs ext. and int. of Dalquharran Castle, gvs of dereliction - gvs Dowhill and sketches - ecs (13.28)