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Bernini : And the Art of Architecture
by Tod A. Marder and T. A. Marder and Gian Lorenzo Bernini


Overview - The first analysis of Bernini's architectural career from his earliest commision to his late work. The work of Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598 1680) has virtually defined the Baroque style in the visual arts. Bernini's famous Square of St. Peter's and Scala Regia at the Vatican transformed the forecourt of the basilica and the vestibule of the Papal Palace into breathtaking theatrical sets.  Read more...

 
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Overview
The first analysis of Bernini's architectural career from his earliest commision to his late work. The work of Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598 1680) has virtually defined the Baroque style in the visual arts. Bernini's famous Square of St. Peter's and Scala Regia at the Vatican transformed the forecourt of the basilica and the vestibule of the Papal Palace into breathtaking theatrical sets. While Bernini is famous for his masterly integration of painting, sculpture, and architecture in one site in the Chapel of St. Teresa, for example most specialists tended to focus exclusively on his sculpture. T. A. Marder is the first to create an extensive narrative considering all of Bernini's architectural achievements and his art at these sites, along with an interpretation of their meaning.Full color photography specially commissioned for this project shows the sites as they were meant to be seen in the 17th century; these pictures are complemented by relevant drawings and photos of related buildings by other architects. Professor Marder's lively text discusses the political and personal causes that shaped each commission, as well as problems of construction, questions of interpretation, and consideration of the sculpture programs in each commission.T. A. Marder is professor of art history at Rutgers University, where he has also served as department chairperson. He is former Editor in Chief of the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians and has written numerous articles on the architecture of the Baroque. Marder is also the author of Bernini's Scala Regia at the Vatican Palace. For more than forty years, Joseph S. Martin has been photographing art and architecture in museums and churches across Eurpose and America.300 illustrations, 280 in full color

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780789201157
  • ISBN-10: 0789201151
  • Publisher: Abbeville Press
  • Publish Date: October 1998
  • Page Count: 343
  • Dimensions: 13.31 x 11.35 x 1.54 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.78 pounds


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