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The Resource William Kent : designing Georgian Britain, edited by Susan Weber

William Kent : designing Georgian Britain, edited by Susan Weber

Label
William Kent : designing Georgian Britain
Title
William Kent
Title remainder
designing Georgian Britain
Statement of responsibility
edited by Susan Weber
Contributor
Editor of compilation
Host institution
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 today. William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain is the first comprehensive exploration of this important designer and his extraordinary creations. An international team of the foremost experts in the field examines the entire spectrum of Kent's oeuvre, including the interiors at Kensington Palace and Houghton Hall. Essays illuminate issues about the authorship of Kent's furniture and metalwork, situate his contributions in relation to architectural discourse, and classify the characteristics of his designs. Copiously illustrated, including many stunning new photographs, this handsome volume celebrates the work and career of one of the most influential figures in the history of architecture and design."--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
709.2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plans
Index
index present
LC call number
N6797.K4
LC item number
W53 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
William Kent : designing Georgian Britain, edited by Susan Weber
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Published for Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture, New York" -- t.p
  • Published in conjunction with the exhibition held at Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture, New York, from September 20, 2013 - February 16, 2014 ; Victoria and Albert Museum, London, March 22 - July 13, 2014
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 643-668) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn841051218
Dimensions
32 cm
Extent
xiii, 688 pages
Isbn
9780300196184
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013015143
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations, plans
System control number
  • (OCoLC)841051218
  • (Sirsi) a1755777
Label
William Kent : designing Georgian Britain, edited by Susan Weber
Publication
Note
  • "Published for Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture, New York" -- t.p
  • Published in conjunction with the exhibition held at Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture, New York, from September 20, 2013 - February 16, 2014 ; Victoria and Albert Museum, London, March 22 - July 13, 2014
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 643-668) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn841051218
Dimensions
32 cm
Extent
xiii, 688 pages
Isbn
9780300196184
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013015143
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations, plans
System control number
  • (OCoLC)841051218
  • (Sirsi) a1755777

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