Powers Matchless: The Pontificate of Urban VIII, the Baldachin, and Gian Lorenzo Bernini / Edition 1

Powers Matchless: The Pontificate of Urban VIII, the Baldachin, and Gian Lorenzo Bernini / Edition 1

by William Chandler Kirwin, W. Chandler Kirwin, Philipp P. Fehl
     
 

Powers Matchless is the first book-length study on the Baldachin inside St. Peters, Rome (1624-1633). It situates the monument in the center of Urban VIII's grand plan for his Pontificate (1623-1644) and critically evaluates the structure's design, complicated construction, and meaning in the context of the Pontiff's rearmament of Rome and the Vatican. This

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Powers Matchless is the first book-length study on the Baldachin inside St. Peters, Rome (1624-1633). It situates the monument in the center of Urban VIII's grand plan for his Pontificate (1623-1644) and critically evaluates the structure's design, complicated construction, and meaning in the context of the Pontiff's rearmament of Rome and the Vatican. This study also provides a new interpretation of Gian Lorenzo Bernini's beginnings and early development as an architect and impresario.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820428222
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/01/1997
Series:
Hermeneutics of Art Series, #6
Pages:
476
Lexile:
1590L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
Introduction1
Ch. IUrban VIII and Roman Catholic Reform11
Ch. IIThe Vatican41
Ch. IIIThe Baldachin: the Lower Storeys79
Ch. IVThe Baldachin: the Superstructure147
Ch. VUrban, Bernini, and Rome189
Epilogue: On Virtue and Vice: Milton's Pandaemonium and Bernini's Baldachin235
App. 1The Photogrammetric Survey253
App. 2The Chemical Analysis257
App. 3Hypothetical Reconstruction of the Casting Process Employed for the Column Shafts of the Baldachin267
Endnotes271
Bibliography349
Index363
Illustrations373

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