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- DescriptionWilliam Kent (1685-1748) was great without a hint of gravitas, 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.
- Author BiographyTimothy Mowl is a Reader in Architectural and Garden History at the University of Bristol. His recent publications include biographies of two eighteenth-century aesthetes, Horace Walpole (1996) and William Beckford (1998), and a polemical study, Stylistic Cold Wars, of John Betjeman and Nikolaus Pevsner (2000). He is currently writing an historic gardens series of the English counties.
- Author(s)Timothy Mowl
- PublisherVintage Publishing
- Date of Publication07/06/2011
- GenreBiography: Historical, Political & Military
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content Note16pp b/w plates, 8pp colour plates
- Weight474 g
- Width153 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine24 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (UK)
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