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The life of Gian Lorenzo Bernini

Author: Domenico Bernini; Gian Lorenzo Bernini; Franco Mormando
Publisher: University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A critical translation of the unabridged Italian text of Domenico Bernini's biography of his father, seventeenth-century sculptor, architect, painter, and playwright Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680). Includes commentary on the author's data and interpretations, contrasting them with other contemporary primary sources and recent scholarship"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Gian Lorenzo Bernini; Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Domenico Bernini; Gian Lorenzo Bernini; Franco Mormando
ISBN: 9780271037486 0271037482 9780271037493 0271037490
OCLC Number: 649827294
Description: xvi, 482 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: A note on the commentary, sources, translations, abbreviations, and currency --
Introduction: The anatomy of Baroque biography : Domenico Bernini's Life of Gian Lorenzo Bernini --
Domenico Bernini, The life of Gian Lorenzo Bernini --
Appendix 1: Pietro Filippo Bernini (attrib.), The vita brevis of Gian Lorenzo Bernini --
Appendix 2: Jean Donneau de Visé, "Éloge du Cavalier Bernin," Le Mercure Galant, Paris, January 1681.
Other Titles: Vita del cavalier Gio. Lorenzo Bernino.
Responsibility: by Domenico Bernini ; a translation and critical edition, with introduction and commentary, by Franco Mormando.

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"A critical translation of the unabridged Italian text of Domenico Bernini's biography of his father, seventeenth-century sculptor, architect, painter, and playwright Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680). Includes commentary on the author's data and interpretations, contrasting them with other contemporary primary sources and recent scholarship"--Provided by publisher.

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