Gianlorenzo Bernini: New Aspects of His Art and Thought

Gianlorenzo Bernini: New Aspects of His Art and Thought

by Irving Lavin
     
 

This book grew out of a series of events organized by Irving Lavin in Princeton to commemorate the three-hundredth anniversary of Bernini's death. It follows a multidisciplinary path in exploring some little-studied aspects of Bernini's work and its context.

The first two investigations extend our perception of Bernini the sculptor into the realms of art theory

Overview

This book grew out of a series of events organized by Irving Lavin in Princeton to commemorate the three-hundredth anniversary of Bernini's death. It follows a multidisciplinary path in exploring some little-studied aspects of Bernini's work and its context.

The first two investigations extend our perception of Bernini the sculptor into the realms of art theory and studio practice. Next are two contributions concerning Bernini's activity in the theater, followed by an essay which looks at some of the major scientific achievements of the modern age happening within Bernini's milieu, with a focus on the great heliocentricity controversy and its visual depiction in scientific literature. Irving Lavin offers a tentative speculation on a work by Bernini that may embody his view of the matter.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Gianlorenzo Bernini commemorates the richness of Bernini's genius and the variety of the time in which he lived. . . . The format, illustrations, and index are superior.”
—J. R. Spencer, Choice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780271003870
Publisher:
Penn State University Press
Publication date:
11/01/1985
Series:
College Art Association Monograph, #37
Pages:
234
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.59(d)

Meet the Author

Irving Lavin, the Dean of living Bernini scholars, is a Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton.

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