Bernini's Scala Regia at the Vatican Palace: Architecture, Sculpture, and Ritual

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Bernini's Scala Regia is the paradigm of the Baroque aesthetic. Combining art and architecture, sculpture and decoration in an illusionistic ensemble, this monumental staircase served as the main entrance to the Vatican Palace, as well as the principal connection between the palace and St Peter's basilica. The monument also encapsulates the essence of Bernini's working procedure as architect and designer as well as his creative response to both structural challenges and iconographic concerns. This book is the ...

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Overview

Bernini's Scala Regia is the paradigm of the Baroque aesthetic. Combining art and architecture, sculpture and decoration in an illusionistic ensemble, this monumental staircase served as the main entrance to the Vatican Palace, as well as the principal connection between the palace and St Peter's basilica. The monument also encapsulates the essence of Bernini's working procedure as architect and designer as well as his creative response to both structural challenges and iconographic concerns. This book is the first complete account of the Scala Regia in the context of the long building history of the Vatican Palace, the history of St Peter's, and the architecture and sculpture of Bernini.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780521431989
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 3/13/1997
  • Pages: 337
  • Product dimensions: 8.46 (w) x 10.98 (h) x 1.18 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
1 A Tour of the Monument 4
2 The Palace Entrance and Stairs during the Renaissance 30
3 Paul V's New Palace Entrance 56
4 Bernini's Designs from Colonnade to Corridor, 1656-1659 82
5 Bernini's Designs for the North Corridor, 1659-1662 106
6 Bernini's Staircase, 1663-1666 130
7 The Design and Execution of Bernini's Statue of Constantine, 1654-1670 165
8 Meanings of the Constantine Imagery 180
9 Iconographic, Ritual, and Historical Contexts for the Ensemble 213
Appendix 253
Notes 257
Bibliography 303
Index 316
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