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'A rattling good story'


HIGH COMMENDATION THOMAS CORRIE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD Treading in the Path of Others Tutor: Eamonn Canniffe Almost all the architectural sources for Kedleston Hall in Derbyshire can be traced back to antiquity, but the method and directness of their inuence varies considerably, further complicated by the building's lengthy genesis, involving five different architects - Matthew Brettingham the Elder, James Paine, James 'Athenian' Stuart, Robert Adam, and George Richardson - over a period of nearly 40 years. This dissertation examines the inuence of the Grand Tour, principally that undertaken by Robert Adam, on the design and development of Kedleston. It is structured as a journey along the central axis of the corps de logis, starting in the park and proceeding through the north front into the two principal apartments, the marble hall, the circular Saloon, and outside into the pleasure ground to view the south front. Each section traces the inuences on that particular part of Kedleston and its development.

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