William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain
22 March – 13 July 2014
Organised by the Bard Graduate Center, New York City and the V&A
Experience the life and work of William Kent, the most prominent architect and designer of early Georgian Britain. Explore how Kent’s versatility and artistic inventiveness set the style at a time when Britain defined itself as a new nation and developed a design aesthetic for the period.
Bringing together over 200 examples of William Kent’s work over three decades (1719-48), the exhibition includes architectural drawings for prominent buildings such as Horse Guards at Whitehall, spectacular gilt furniture from Chiswick House and landscape designs for Holkham Hall. Discover the versatility of the ‘Kentian’ style and Kent’s lasting impact as a leading British tastemaker in this remarkable exhibition.
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