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by Charles Scribner, Gian Lorenzo Bernini (Artist)

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Scribner provides a highly literate and aesthetically sensitive introduction to the life and works of the much-admired and influential Bernini. The sculpture and architecture of this artist, who grew from a child prodigy to the darling of Italian popes, embodies the Baroque era that followed the mannerism of the late Renaissance. This well-made book, containing a wealth of photographed color plates, captures the depth and breadth of the Roman masterpieces. Illustrations of the major works include the Ecstasy of St. Teresa , an aerial view of St. Peter's Colonnade with its rooftop figure arsenal, the cathedral's interior Baldacchino canopy, guilded reliquaries, and a brilliant assortment of figures and busts carved in marble. The book, which is included in the publisher's ``Masters of Art'' series, is as sure to please the specialist as the lay reader. Recommended for all art book collections.-- Ellen Bates, New York

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Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
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Masters of Art Series
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9.25(w) x 12.37(h) x 0.62(d)

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