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William Kent: Architect, Designer, Opportunist
by Timothy Mowl
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0224073508, Hardcover)A forthright look at the work of a flamboyant designer who, during the reign of George I, turned England’s philistine sense of style inside out. Kent found his true genius laying out beautiful gardens — perhaps England’s only original contribution to European design.
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William Kent (1685-1748) was a con man who became one of the artistic geniuses of his age. He was a high camp Yorkshire bachelor, brought back by Lord Burlington from an artistic apprenticeship in Rome where he had painted for a cardinal and won prizes from a pope.
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