Bernini: the sculptor of the Roman Baroque
Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) was the most influential sculptor of his age.nventive and skilled, he virtually created the Baroque style. In hiseligious sculptures he excelled at capturing movement and extreme emotion,niting figures with their setting to create a single conception ofverwhelming intensity that expressed the fervour of Counter-Reformation Rome.ntensity and drama also characterize his portraits and world-famous Romanountains.;This monograph provides an authoritative introduction to allspects of Bernini's sculpture, while the full catalogue gives detailednformation on his complete oeuvre.
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Wittkower's (1901-71) book, first published in 1955 and updated in 1966 and 1981, derives from an Italian edition of 1900. The text, which deals chiefly with the sculptures of this multifaceted ... Read full review
This is an excellent book for anyone interested in the genius of Bernini - his life & his work. Highly recommend it.
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