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Bernini : the sculptor of the Roman Baroque

Author: Rudolf Wittkower; Pino Guidolotti
Publisher: London : Phaidon Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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"Gian Lorenzo Bernini was the greatest and most influential sculptor of his age. Endlessly inventive and gifted with extraordinary technical skill, he virtually created the Baroque style. In his religious sculptures he excelled at capturing movement and extreme emotion, uniting figures with their setting to create a single conception of overwhelming intensity that perfectly expressed the fervour of  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wittkower, Rudolf.
Bernini.
London : Phaidon Press, 1997
(OCoLC)777304255
Named Person: Gian Lorenzo Bernini; Gian Lorenzo Bernini; Le Bernin; Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rudolf Wittkower; Pino Guidolotti
ISBN: 0714837156 9780714837154
OCLC Number: 38022115
Notes: "This edition is based on the Italian edition published under licence in 1990 by Electa"--T.p. verso.
Previous eds. have title: Gian Lorenzo Bernini: the sculptor of the Roman Baroque.
Description: 320 p. : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
Contents: Early works and Borghese patronage --
Religious imagery --
Portrait busts --
Work in St. Peter's and the Vatican --
The Cornaro Chapel, other chapels, churches, and the Baroque stage --
Fountains and monuments --
Bernini and his period. The Organization of the studio. Theory and practice.
Responsibility: Rudolf Wittkower ; new photography by Pino Guidolotti.

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