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Italian Baroque and Rococo architecture

Author: John L Varriano
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the late 1500s to the mid-1700s, Italy gave the world some of the liveliest and most imaginative structures in the history of architecture. The first comprehensive study in English of this critical period, this well-illustrated book offers chapters on key architects--Gianlorenzo Bernini, Francesco Borromini, Pietro da Cortona, Guarino Guarini--as well as detailed treatments of the work of many less well-known  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John L Varriano
ISBN: 019503547X 9780195035476 0195035488 9780195035483
OCLC Number: 11676361
Description: 329 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Precursors of the Roman Baroque: Vignola to Carlo Moderno --
Francesco Borromini --
Gianlorenzo Bernini --
Pietro da Cortona --
Other aspects of the Roman Baroque --
Rococo and academic classicism in Eighteenth-Century Rome --
Northern Italy in the Seventeenth Century --
Guarino Guarini --
Northern Italy in the Eighteenth Century --
Southern Italy.
Responsibility: John Varriano.
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A study of the architecture in these styles throughout Italy and Sicily between 1575 and 1750, including such major figures as Bernini, Borromini, and Pietro da Cortona.  Read more...

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