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Art and Architecture in Italy, 1600-1750: Volume 1: The Early Baroque, 1600-1625 / Edition 1

Art and Architecture in Italy, 1600-1750: Volume 1: The Early Baroque, 1600-1625 / Edition 1

by Rudolf Wittkower
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This classic survey of Italian Baroque art and architecture focuses on the arts in every center between Venice and Sicily in the early, high, and late Baroque periods. The heart of the study, however, lies in the architecture and sculpture of the exhilarating years of Roman High Baroque, when Bernini, Borromini, and Cortona were all at work under a series of enlightened popes. Wittkower’s text is now accompanied by a critical introduction and substantial new bibliography. This edition will also include color illustrations for the first time.

This is the first book in the three volume survey.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780300079395
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 10/11/1999
Series: The Yale University Press Pelican History of Art Series
Edition description: Fourth Edition
Pages: 132
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Rudolf Wittkower was Durning-Lawrence Professor of the History of Art at the University of London, chairman of the department of art history and archaeology at Columbia University, Kress Professor at the National Gallery, Washington, and Slade Professor at Cambridge. Jennifer Montagu was for many years the curator of the Photographic Collection at the Warburg Institute, University of London. Joseph Connors is professor of art history and archaeology at Columbia University. John Pinto is Howard Crosby Butler Memorial Professor, department of art history and archaeology, Princeton University.

Table of Contents

Principles followed in the New EditionVII
Seicento Devotion and Religious Imagery
Rhetoric and Baroque Procedure
2.Gianlorenzo Bernini (1598-1680)5
Stylistic Development
Sculpture with One and Many Views
Colour and Light
The Transcending of Traditional Modes
New Iconographical Types
The Role of the 'Concetto'
Working Procedure
Ecclesiastical Buildings
Secular Buildings
The Piazza of St Peter's
3.Francesco Borromini (1599-1667)39
S. Carlo alle Quattro Fontane
S. Ivo della Sapienza
S. Giovanni in Laterano, S. Agnese, S. Andrea delle Fratte, and Minor Ecclesiastical Works
The Oratory of St Philip Neri
Domestic Buildings
The Collegio di Propaganda Fide
4.Pietro da Cortona (1596-1669)63
The Early Works
S.S. Martina e Luca
S. Maria della Pace, S. Maria in Via Lata, Projects, and Minor Works
Painting and Decoration74
The Early Works
The Gran Salone of the Palazzo Barberini
The Frescoes of the Palazzo Pitti and the Late Work
5.'High Baroque Classicism': Sacchi, Algardi, and Duquesnoy85
Andrea Sacchi (1599-1661)85
The Controversy between Sacchi and Cortona
Alessandro Algardi (1598-1654)88
Francesco Duquesnoy (1597-1643)94
6.Architectural Currents of the High Baroque99
Carlo Rainaldi
Martino Loughi the Younger, Vincenzo della Greca, Antonio del Grande, and Giovan Antonio de' Rossi
Architecture outside Rome110
Baldassare Longhena (1598-1682)
Florence and Naples: Silvani and Fanzago
7.Trends in High Baroque Sculpture121
The First Generation
The Second Generation
Tombs with the Effigy in Prayer
Minor Masters of the later Seventeenth Century
Bernini's Studio and the Position of Sculptors in Rome
Sculpture outside Rome132
8.High Baroque Painting and its Aftermath134
Baroque Classicism; Archaizing Classicism; Crypto-Romanticism
The Great Fresco Cycles
Carlo Maratti (1625-1713)
Painting outside Rome147
Bologna, Florence, Venice, and Lombardy
Abbreviations Used in the Notes168

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