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R W Armstrong sponsor new book entitled 'Heritage & Culture' written by Robert Adam

20 June 2013

R W Armstrong is delighted to co-sponsor a new book ‘Heritage & Culture’ written by renowned traditional architect Robert Adam for the Prince’s Foundation for Building Community.

The book will be launched on Thursday 27th June at the Art Workers Guild in Bloomsbury, with guest speaker Clive Aslet, award-winning writer and journalist.

As President of the Prince’s Foundation for Building Community, the foreword is by HRH The Prince of Wales.  In creating his Foundation, The Prince has created a forum within which the design and build of homes, workplaces and communities can be raised to levels of excellence in terms of sustainability and local environmental factors and economies. The Foundation also seeks to put people at the centre of the design process.

The first essay in the book, ‘Heritage and Culture’, deals very specifically with the relationship between heritage, tradition and culture. The second essay, ‘Whose Heritage?’ discusses the dangers of the preservation and conservation administrative process for the heritage of the communities for whom the process exists.

Robert Adam’s contribution to the classical tradition is internationally acknowledged, as a designer of traditional and progressive classical architecture and as a scholar. His work includes commercial buildings, major private houses, historic building extensions, and masterplanning. Many of Robert Adam’s designs have received national and international architectural awards.

R W Armstrong has been fortunate enough to work with ADAM Architecture for over 30 years.  In that time, the company has been the principal building contractor for many refurbishments of substantial Grade I and II listed country homes for ADAM Architecture, as well constructing new bespoke homes designed by the practice in the classical traditional style.

The book ‘Heritage & Culture’ will be available for sale from www.adamarchitecture.com and on Amazon in due course.