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Bernini : his life and his Rome

Author: Franco Mormando
Publisher: Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Profiles the whirlwind life of the famed Italian sculptor who is known for his artistic and architectural contributions to the city of Rome.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Gian Lorenzo Bernini; Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini; Gian Lorenzo Bernini; Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Franco Mormando
ISBN: 9780226538525 0226538524
OCLC Number: 711050929
Description: xix, 429 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface: The first English-language biography of Berini --
Money, wages, and cost of living in Baroque Rome --
The Neapolitan meteor --
Impresario supreme --
Bernini's agony and ecstasy --
Bernini and Alexander --
A Roman artist in King Louis's court --
"My star will lose its ascendancy."
Responsibility: Franco Mormando.

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Profiles the whirlwind life of the famed Italian sculptor who is known for his artistic and architectural contributions to the city of Rome.

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