William Kent : Designing Georgian Britain
An international team of the foremost experts in the field examine the entire spectrum of Kent's oeuvre. 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 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.