Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: 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 both locations into breathtaking theatrical sets, and Bernini's career featured a masterly integration of painting, sculpture, and architecture in one site. 280 color illustrations. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: The work of Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) virtually defines the Baroque style in the visual arts. The best known example, his Cornaro Chapel of Saint Teresa, is famous for its masterly integration of painting, sculpture, and architecture. But previous discussions have tended to focus on Bernini's sculpture alone. This book is an extensive narrative considering all of his major architectural achievements and the complementary art at these sites. His colonnades at Piazza San Pietro, his huge Baldacchino within Saint Peter's basilica, and his provocative Scala Regia at the Vatican all pulse with visual energy, as does his Four Rivers Fountain in the heart of Rome. These works have become international symbols of the Eternal City and deserve serious attention as masterpieces on a par with Bernini's figural art.
Review: Nobody mixed sex and spirituality quite like the sculptor Gianlorenzo Bernini. The sensual young angel featured in what is arguably his most famous piece, the Coronaro Chapel in Santa Maria della Vittoria, leaves no doubt in the viewer's mind just what the source of St. Theresa's ecstasy was, while his rendering of Aeneas in the statue Aeneas, Anchises, and Ascanius would, in a later age, qualify as centerfold material in Playgirl. Bernini's over-the-top Baroque style earned him both accolades and catcalls during his own lifetime, and in the centuries after his death in 1680, his genius was downplayed and his works derided. With the approach of Bernini's 400th birthday, however, critics have started taking a second look at what the man accomplished.
Though mainly known for his sculpture, Bernini also enjoyed a career as an architect, and it is this aspect of his life that T.A. Marder explores in Bernini and the Art of Architecture. Unlike modern architects who concern themselves mainly with the technical aspects of planning and building, Bernini was an artist who believed the materials could and should be made to serve the concept. By organizing his book chronologically, Marder illuminates the artist's progress across decades, revealing his mind through sketches, plans, and documents from the period as well as photographs of Bernini's masterpieces. For anyone interested in architecture, the art of Bernini, or both, this book is scholarly, accessible, and insightful.
Buchbeschreibung Abbeville Press, 1998. Buchzustand: Good. 1 Edition. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP80274187
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Buchbeschreibung Abbeville Press 1998-10-15, 1998. Hardcover. Buchzustand: good. 0789201151. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 619472
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Buchbeschreibung Abbeville Press, New York, 1998. Cloth - Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. Joseph S. Martin (illustrator). First Edition / First Printing. 343 pages. Dust jacket is now protected in a clear mylar sleeve. Due to size and weight, additional charges may apply for Priority and/or International shipping. Size: sm folio. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 034937
Buchbeschreibung Abbeville Press, 1998. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P020789201151
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Buchbeschreibung Abbeville Press, U.S.A., 1998. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Very Good+. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good-. Book and dusst jacket have been moderately worn, rubbed, and soiled. Dust Jacket has minor scratches/rubs due to storage. Due to size and weight additional postage will be required. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 017905
Buchbeschreibung Abbeville Press, 1998. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P110789201151