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Bernini : genius of the Baroque

Author: Charles Avery
Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Di 1 banView all editions and formats
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"A beautifully illustrated testament to this great Baroque sculptorCharles Avery. Gianlorenzo Bernini was one of the greatest artists of all time. World-famous for his uniquely powerful works of sculpture, he was also a virtuoso draftsman, a pioneering caricaturist, and a designer of gorgeous fountain displays. He even wrote plays. Bernini virtually created Baroque Rome. Without his contributions, we could not walk  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Avery, Charles.
Bernini.
London : Thames & Hudson, 2006
(OCoLC)894799164
Named Person: Gian Lorenzo Bernini; Gian Lorenzo Bernini; Gian Lorenzo Bernini; Gian Lorenzo Bernini; Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Avery
ISBN: 0500286337 9780500286333
OCLC Number: 966081875
Notes: Originally published: 1997.
Description: 286 pages ; 30 cm
Contents: Prologue: 'Padre scultore' --
Pietro Bernini and his studio --
Father and son: Pietro and Gianlorenzo in partnership --
Coming of age: the first portraits --
The great mythological groups: Aeneas, Proserpina and Daphne --
The patronage of Urban VIII Barberini --
Popes and prelates: the mature portraits --
Architect to St Peter's: the Baldacchino and Cathedra Petri --
The papal tombs: Bernini and the Dance of Death --
Mystic vision: the later religious sculpture --
'Friend of the waters': Bernini's Roman fountains --
Bernini's buildings: the sculptor as architect --
England and France: Bernini, servant of Kings --
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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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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