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William Kent : designing Georgian Britain

Author: Susan Weber
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The most versatile British designer of the 18th century, William Kent (1685-1748) created a style for a new nation and monarchy. The scope of his achievements encompasses architecture, palatial interiors, elaborate gardens, and exquisite furniture. Among his creative innovations are bold combinations of elements from Palladian, rococo, and gothic design, anticipating the intermingling of architectural styles we see  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Exhibition catalogues
Named Person: William Kent; William Kent; William Kent; William Kent; William Kent
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Weber
ISBN: 9780300196184 0300196180
OCLC Number: 841051218
Notes: "Published for Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History Material Culture, New York."
Description: xiii, 688 pages : illustrations ; 32 cm
Contents: Introduction: evaluations and reassessments of William Kent: a historiography / Susan Weber --
Chronology --
William Kent: a life / John Harris --
The royal court, political culture, and the art of friendship, c.1685-1750 / Clarissa Campbell Orr --
Kent's patrons / Catherine Arbuthnott --
Kent and Italy / Steven Brindle --
Kent the painter / Steven Brindle --
Architectural and ornamental draftsman / John Harris --
Town houses / David Watkin --
From 'gusto' to 'Kentissime': Kent's designs for country houses, villas, and lodges / Julius Bryant --
A note on 'Kent' frames / Julius Bryant --
Kent and the Gothic Revival / Roger White --
Royal commissions / Steven Brindle --
The royal barge / Geoffrey Beard and John Hardy --
Public commissions / Frank Salmon --
Landscape architecture / John Dixon Hunt --
Garden buildings / John Harris --
Kent as book illustrator / Nick Savage --
The well of inspiration: sources for Kent's furniture designs / Susan Weber --
Kent and the Georgian Baroque style in furniture: domestic commissions / Susan Weber --
Kent's metalwork designs / Michael Snodin --
Exempla vertutis: designs for sculpture / Julius Bryant --
The legacy / Tim Knox.
Responsibility: edited by Susan Weber ; with contributions by Catherine Arbuthnott [and 14 others].

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The most versatile British designer of the eighteenth century, William Kent (1685-1748) created a style for a new nation and monarchy. The scope of his achievements encompasses architecture, palatial  Read more...

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