William Kent, landscape garden designer

an assessment and catalogue of his designs
  • 176 Pages
  • 3.75 MB
  • English
A. Zwemmer, Distributed in the USA by A. Zwemmer Ltd, Harper & Row, Publishers , London, New York, NY
StatementJohn Dixon Hunt.
SeriesArchitects in perspective
ContributionsKent, William, 1685-1748.
LC ClassificationsMLCM 91/03039 (N)
The Physical Object
Pagination176 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2411110M
ISBN 100302006001
LC Control Number87061181

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Find all the books, read about the author, and more. See search Cited by: 4. About this Item: Zwemmer London, pp., b. & w. illus. The first book devoted to the landscape garden designs of William Kent, the precursur of Capability Brown.

A catalogue raisonne of all Kent's designs and related drawings is accompanied by thorough analysis, arguing for a new sense of Kent as a crucial intermediary bewteen older (largely Italianate) gardening and the emerging.

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Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: John Dixon Hunt. Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number. William Kent then became a landscape designer and, in Walpole's famous words proved himself 'born with a genius to strike out a great system from the twilight of imperfect essays.

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He leaped the fence, and saw that all nature was a garden'. William Kent's remark that 'all gardening is landscape painting' continues to influence garden designers. Kent's career as a landscape designer even though he came to it later in life when he was about 40 years old, proved very successful and he is viewed as the master of the 'picturesque' and 'natural' gardening style.

As Horace Walpole famously quoted, Kent was 'born with a genius to strike out a great system from the twilight of imperfect essays. Born BridlingtondiedArchitect, Landscape, Furniture & Interior Designer, Painter & Book Illustrator (Kingston upon Hull: Ferens Art Gallery, ); John Dixon Hunt, William Kent, Landscape Garden Designer.

One of the famous 'inventors' of the English landscape garden designer book style was William Kent, (), who for instance, placed a stepped-pyramid over the central block of the Temple of British Worthies he erected at Stowe, setting a bust of Mercury within its oval niche. Mercury was an important figure in masonic legend.

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Amazing book. Lots of detail, some more drawings/photographs would have been nice but a very thorough book about an instrumental architect and landscape designer.

I had my wedding in William Kent's house (part of the Ritz) and his influence on Reviews: William Kent ( – ) was the leading architect and designer of early Georgian Britain. Credited as having introduced the Palladian style of architecture into England and originating the 'natural' style of gardening known as the English landscape garden, Kent was a polymath, who also turned his hand to designing sculpture, furniture, metalwork, book illustration, theatrical design and.

William Kent, Charles Bridgeman and landscape gardens. How novel and original this new departure was considered at the time, may be seen from the following panegyric on the designer Kent:�"Painter enough to taste the charms of landscape, bold and opinionated enough to dare to dictate, and born with a genius to strike out a great system.

William Kent (c. – 12 April ) was an eminent English architect, landscape architect, painter and furniture designer of the early 18th began his career as a painter, and became Principal Painter in Ordinary or court painter, but his real talent was for design in various media.

Kent introduced the Palladian style of architecture into England with the villa at Chiswick Buildings: Holkham Hall, Chiswick House, 44 Berkeley. Here are four reasons why William Kent might be considered first as a great landscape designer: 1.

In the s and ’40s, Kent perfected the English landscape garden with boldness and. A pond at Rousham’s Vale of Venus. Landscape gardening in 18th century England moved in a new direction with the inspiration of artist William Kent ().

Kent considered landscape gardening an art, as expressed in nature, with no symmetry or straight lines, but like nature, in curves. Writer Horace Walpole in the important collection of [ ]. Brown followed in the footsteps of William Kent (), advocating a more naturalistic style using large expanses of undulating grass, water bodies with irregular shapes, and shelterbelts.

This earned him criticism during his time, but his style became a key innovation in the history of landscape architecture, giving birth to the modern. Author:Hunt, John Dixon. William Kent: Landscape Garden Designer (Architects in perspective).

Each month we recycle over million books, saving o tonnes of books a. Why William Kent was one of the great garden designers Designer William Kent’s greatest talent is sidelined in a new V&A exhibition, finds Tim Richardson By.

William Kent, English architect, interior designer, landscape gardener, and painter, a principal master of the Palladian architectural style in England and pioneer in the creation of the “informal” English garden.

Kent was said to have been apprenticed to a coach painter at Hull. Local patrons. garden period, William Kent, was originally a coach painter, then a painter and scene-painter.

Kent learned the classical landscape painting in Italy, then arrived home to England to utilise and improve his new knowledge in a three-dimensional design technique. His most well known masterpieces are Claremont, Euston. Chiswick House. Kent created one of the first true English landscape gardens at Chiswick House for Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of first gardens that he laid out between and had many formal elements of a garden à la française, including alleys forming a patte d'oie and canals, but they also featured a folly, a picturesque recreation of an Ionic temple set in a theatre of.

William Kent () was the leading architect and designer of early Georgian Britain. A polymath, he turned his hand from painting to designing sculpture, architecture, interior decoration, furniture, metalwork, book illustration, theatrical design, costume and landscape gardens.

For the owner at the time, Lord Cobham, Kent formed a landscape used to entertain, show off and most of all, impress. Between and he worked on areas both inside and out of the main house. In he became Head of garden design when he created the landscape and some of the temples within the Elysian Fields.

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Loos are open. Rousham and its landscape garden should be a place of pilgrimage for students of the work of William Kent (). Rousham represents the first phase of English landscape design and remains almost as Kent left it, one of the few gardens of this date to have escaped alteration, with many features.

Architecture, interior decoration, painting, sculpture design, furniture, metalwork, book illustration, theatrical design, costume and landscape gardens. William Kent touched it all. And all of it he excelled in some degree or other.

Kent’s garden design experiences began with the Chiswick House Garden, but as his notability grew, with other gardens that included Holkham Hall, Stowe Landscape, and Claremont Landscape Garden. Buy William Kent Landscape Garden Designer, Oxfam, John Dixon Hunt, Books, Home and Garden.

Kent's most important gardening creations were at Stowe, Rousham, and Chiswick House. At Stowe, he smoothed away the rigid lines of the formal gardens to create sinuous shaded walks. William Kent died inbut his contributions to the 'natural" gardening style which evolved into the English landscape garden cannot be overstated.

William Kent. Proving there are many elements to a landscape garden, the architect William Kent (–) had little horticultural knowledge or technical skill but was visionary in his approach to garden design. He was born William Cant but changed. William Kent: Architect, Designer, Opportunist.

by Timothy Mowl. pp, Cape, £ Timothy Mowl used the title Stylistic Cold Wars for a book .the landscape gardeners William Kent, Lancelot “Capability” Brown, and Humphrey Repton brought about a change whereby a “natural” philosophy of garden design began to recommend the irregular and informal.

Late in the century artificial ruins and grottoes were cultivated as picturesque accessories.DEVELOPMENT OF THE ENGLISH GARDEN. William Kent.

Before turning his interest to architecture and landscape design, William Kent was an apprentice coach painter. Through his associations as a coach painter he was able to travel to Italy, where he became aware of the paintings of Claude Lorrain and Salvator Rosa.