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The altars and altarpieces of new St. Peter's : outfitting the Basilica, 1621-1666

Author: Louise Rice
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press : in association with the American Academy in Rome, 1997.
Series: Monuments of papal Rome.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Following the completion of the construction of new St. Peter's in the first quarter of the seventeenth century, a series of monumental altarpieces was commissioned to decorate its altars. The leading artists of the day contributed to the project - among them Algardi, Bernini, Cortona, Domenichino, Guercino, Lanfranco, Poussin, Sacchi, Vouet, and Valentin - and the works they produced include many of the most
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Named Person: Urban, Papst
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Louise Rice
ISBN: 0521554705 9780521554701
OCLC Number: 35318239
Description: xvi, 478 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. The Early History of the Altars in St. Peter's. Ch. 1. The Congregation and the Chapter. Ch. 2. From Old to New St. Peter's. Ch. 3. Gregory XV and the St. Petronilla Altarpiece --
pt. 2. The Altars under Urban VIII. Ch. 4. Toward a Comprehensive Project for the Altars and Altarpieces. Ch. 5. The Dedications of the Altars. Ch. 6. The Project Realized. Ch. 7. The Sopraporti --
pt. 3. The Commissions. Ch. 8. Patronage during the Barberini Pontificate. Ch. 9. The Artists at Work.
Series Title: Monuments of papal Rome.
Responsibility: Louise Rice.
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