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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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Presents a sympathetic, intimate biography of sculptor, architect, painter, playwright, and scenographer, Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680), following his highly productive public and private life, including its feuds, love affairs and scandals, set against a vivid backdrop of 17th century Rome, bustling and wealthy.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mormando, Franco.
Bernini.
Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2011
(OCoLC)989164801
Named Person: Gian Lorenzo Bernini; Gian Lorenzo Bernini; Gian Lorenzo Bernini; Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Franco Mormando
ISBN: 9780226538525 0226538524 9780226538518 0226538516
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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Sculptor, architect, painter, playwright, and scenographer, Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) was the last of the universal artistic geniuses of early modern Italy. This biography leads us through  Read more...

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