Bernini / Edition 4

Bernini / Edition 4

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by Rudolph Wittkower, Bernini
     
 

Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) was the greatest and most influential sculptor of his age. Endlessly inventive and gifted with extraordinary technical skill, he virtually created the Baroque style. In his religious sculptures he excelled at capturing movement and extreme emotion, uniting figures with their setting to creat a single conception of overwhelming… See more details below

Overview

Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) was the greatest and most influential sculptor of his age. Endlessly inventive and gifted with extraordinary technical skill, he virtually created the Baroque style. In his religious sculptures he excelled at capturing movement and extreme emotion, uniting figures with their setting to creat a single conception of overwhelming intensity that perfectly expressed the fervour of Counter-Reformation Rome. Intensity and drama also characterize his mythological groups, his remarkable portraits and his world-famous Roman fountains.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780714837154
Publisher:
Phaidon Press
Publication date:
09/28/1997
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
707,148
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 11.12(h) x 1.25(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

Table of Contents

Prefaces9
Preamble11
Early Works and Borghese Patronage13
Religious Imagery56
Portrait Busts88
Work in St. Peter's and the Vatican120
The Cornaro Chapel, other Chapels, Churches, and the Baroque Stage158
Fountains and Monuments175
Bernini and his Period. The Organization of the Studio. Theory and Practice193
Colour Plates197
Catalogue229
Chronological Table306
Bibliography312
Index of Names315
Index of Places and Works317
Acknowledgements320

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