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Art and architecture in Italy, 1600 to 1750

Author: Rudolf Wittkower
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 1982.
Series: Yale University Press Pelican history of art.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats

This volume covers one of the greatest creative periods in the history of Italian art, looking at the progress of the arts in every centre between Venice and Sicily. It focuses on the art and  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rudolf Wittkower
ISBN: 0300053088 9780300053081
OCLC Number: 29879388
Description: 664 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: Part 1 The period of transition and the early Baroque circa 1600-circa 1625: Rome - Sixtus V to Paul V (1585-1621) - the Council of Trent and the Arts, the Church and the reformers, the "Style Sixtus V" and its transformation, Paul V and Cardinal Scipione Borghese as patrons, Caravaggio's and Annibale Carracci's supporters, the new Churches and the new iconography, the evolution of the "Genres"; Caravaggio; the Carracci; Caravaggio's followers and the Caracci School in Rome - the Caravaggisti, the Bolognese in Rome and early Baroque classicism; painting outside Rome - Bologna and neighbouring cities, Florence and Siena, Milan, Genoa, Venice; architecture and sculpture - architecture - Rome - Carlo Maderns (1556-1929), architecture outside Rome; sculpture - Rome - Sculpture outside Rome. Part 2 The age of the high Baroque circa 1625-circa 1675: introduction - Seicento devotion and religious imagery, rhetoric and Baroque procedure, patronage; Gianlorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) - sculpture - 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; painting; architecture - ecclesiastical buildings, secular buildings, the Piazza of St Peter's; Francesco Borromini (1599-1667) - 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; Pietro da Cortona (1596-1669) - architecture - the early works, SS. Martina e Luca, S. Maria della Pace, S. Maria in Via Lata, projects, and minor works; painting and decoration - the early works, the Gran Salone of the Palazzo Barberini, the frescoes of the Palazzo Pitti and the late work; "High Baroque Classicism" - Sacchi, Algardi, and Duquesnoy - Andrea Sacchi (1599-1661) - the controversy between Sacchi and Cortona, Alessandro Algardi (1598-1654), Francesco Duquesnoy (1597-1643); architectural currents of the High Baroque - Rome - Carlo Rainaldi, Martino Longhi the Younger, Vincenzo della Greca, Antonio del Grande, and Giovan Antonio de'Rossi, architecture outside Rome - Baldassare Longhena (1598-1682), Florence and Naples - Silvani and Fanzago; trends in High Baroque sculpture - Rome - the first generation, the second generation, tombs with the effigy in prayer, minor masters of the later 17th century, Bernini's studio and the position of sculptors in Rome, sculpture ouside Rome; High Baroque painting and its aftermath - Rome - Baroque classicism, archaizing classicism, Crypto-romanticism, the Great Fresco Cycles, Carlo Maratti (1625-1713), painting outside Rome - Bologna, Florence, Venice, and Lombardy, Genoa, Naples. Part 3 Late Baroque and Rococo circa 1675-circa 1750: architecture - introduction - late Baroque classicism and Rococo, Rome - Carlo Fontana (1638-1714), the 18th century, northern Italy. (part contents)
Series Title: Yale University Press Pelican history of art.
Responsibility: Rudolf Wittkower.


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