Art and Architecture in Italy, 1600-1750 / Edition 3

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This classic survey of Italian Baroque art and architecture focuses on the arts in every center between Venice and Sicily in the early, high, and late Baroque periods. The heart of the study, however, lies in the architecture and sculpture of the exhilarating years of Roman High Baroque, when Bernini, Borromini, and Cortona were all at work under a series of enlightened popes. Wittkower's text is now accompanied by a critical introduction and substantial new bibliography. This edition-now published in three volumes-will also include color illustrations for the first time.

Wittkower examines the great periods of the Italian Baroque and Rococo.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300053067
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/1992
  • Series: Pelican History of Art Series
  • Edition description: 3RD
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 664
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 2.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Forewords VI
Principles followed in the New Edition VII
1. Introduction I
Seicento Devotion and Religious Imagery
Rhetoric and Baroque Procedure
2. Gianlorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) 5
Introduction 5
Sculpture 6
Stylistic Development
Sculpture with One and Many Views
Colour and Light
The Transcending of Traditional Modes
New Iconographical Types
The Role of the 'Concetto'
Working Procedure
Painting 22
Architecture 23
Ecclesiastical Buildings
Secular Buildings
The Piazza of St Peter's
3. Francesco Borromini (1599-1667) 39
S. Carlo alle Quattro Fontane
S. Ivo della Sapienza
S. Giovanni in Laterano, S. Agnese, S. Andrea delle Fratte, and Minor Ecclesiastical Works
The Oratory of St Philip Neri
Domestic Buildings
The Collegio di Propaganda Fide
4. Pietro da Cortona (1596-1669) 63
Introduction 63
Architecture 63
The Early Works
S.S. Martina e Luca
S. Maria della Pace, S. Maria in Via Lata, Projects, and Minor Works
Painting and Decoration 74
The Early Works
The Gran Salone of the Palazzo Barberini
The Frescoes of the Palazzo Pitti and the Late Work
5. 'High Baroque Classicism': Sacchi, Algardi, and Duquesnoy 85
Andrea Sacchi (1599-1661) 85
The Controversy between Sacchi and Cortona
Alessandro Algardi (1598-1654) 88
Francesco Duquesnoy (1597-1643) 94
6. Architectural Currents of the High Baroque 99
Rome 99
Carlo Rainaldi
Martino Loughi the Younger, Vincenzo della Greca, Antonio del Grande, and Giovan Antonio de' Rossi
Architecture outside Rome 110
Baldassare Longhena (1598-1682)
Florence and Naples: Silvani and Fanzago
7. Trends in High Baroque Sculpture 121
Rome 121
The First Generation
The Second Generation
Tombs with the Effigy in Prayer
Minor Masters of the later Seventeenth Century
Bernini's Studio and the Position of Sculptors in Rome
Sculpture outside Rome 132
8. High Baroque Painting and its Aftermath 134
Rome 134
Baroque Classicism; Archaizing Classicism; Crypto-Romanticism
The Great Fresco Cycles
Carlo Maratti (1625-1713)
Painting outside Rome 147
Bologna, Florence, Venice, and Lombardy
Abbreviations Used in the Notes 168
Notes 169
Index 184
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