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Bernini : genius of the Baroque

Author: Charles Avery; David Finn
Publisher: Boston : Bulfinch, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st North American edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Gian Lorenzo Bernini; Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Avery; David Finn
ISBN: 0821224654 9780821224656
OCLC Number: 38005919
Description: 287 pages : illustrations ; 32 cm
Contents: Prologue: 'Padre scultore' --
Pietro Bernini and his studio --
1. Father and son: Pietro and Gianlorenzo in partnership --
2. Coming of age: the first portraits --
3. The great mythological groups: Aeneas, Proserpina and Daphne --
4. The patronage of Urban VIII Barberini --
5. Popes and prelates: the mature portraits --
6. Architect to St Peter's: the Baldacchino and Cathedra Petri --
7. The papal tombs: Bernini and the Dance of Death --
8. Mystic vision: the later religious sculpture --
9. 'Friend of the waters': Bernini's Roman fountains --
10. Bernini's buildings: the sculptor as architect --
11. England and France: Bernini, servant of Kings --
12. Genius of the Baroque: talents and techniques --
Epilogue: Bernini the man --
life, death and reputation.
Responsibility: Charles Avery ; special photography by David Finn.
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