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Bernini : genius of the baroque

Author: Charles Avery
Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, 2006
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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An illustrated book which traces the life and work of Gianlorenzo Bernini. Covering his career from his brilliant beginnings to his last mature works, it focuses on his techniques in drawing,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Billedværker
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Gian Lorenzo Bernini; Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini; Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Avery
ISBN: 0500286337 9780500286333
OCLC Number: 488568816
Notes: With 400 illustrations, 80 in colour and 142 duotone
Description: 287 sider : illustrations
Contents: Preface; 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.
Responsibility: Charles Avery ; special photography by David Finn

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