Borromini (Book, 1979) []
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Author: Anthony Blunt
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, [1979]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats

At first glance, Borromini's architecture is a flight of Baroque fantasy, the product of limitless imagination. A closer look reveals an almost ruthlessly logical geometry underlying his creation.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Cloth bindings (gathered matter components
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Blunt, Anthony, 1907-1983.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, [1979]
Named Person: Francesco Borromini; Francesco Borromini; Francesco Borromini
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Blunt
ISBN: 0674079256 9780674079250 0674079264 9780674079267
OCLC Number: 4498737
Description: 240 pages : illustrations, plans ; 24 cm
Contents: Forward --
Birth and early training --
Sources and Theories --
S. Carlo alle Quatrro Fontane --
The oratory of S. Filippo Neri and the Filomarino Altar --
S. Ivo della Sapienza and S. Maria dei Sette Dolori --
S. Giovanni in Laterano and S. Agnesse in Piazza Navona --
Domestic architecture --
The last phase --
Influence and reputation --
Notes on further reading --
List of illustrations --
Responsibility: by Anthony Blunt.


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Blunt has made a highly significant contribution to our understanding of Borromini's work from his first ideas on paper to the finished buildings. -- Bruce Boucher * Times Literary Supplement * This Read more...

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