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
     
 

ISBN-10: 0820428221

ISBN-13: 9780820428222

Pub. Date: 06/01/1997

Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated

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?)

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