Bernini by Rudolph WittkowerBernini by Rudolph Wittkower


byRudolph WittkowerAs told byRudolph Wittkower

Paperback | September 26, 1997

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Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598 -- 1680) was the greatest and most influential sculptor of his age. Endlessly inventive and gifted with extraordinary skill, he virtually created the Baroque style. In his religious sculptures he excelled at capturing movement and extreme emotion, uniting figures with their setting to create a single conception of overwhelming intensity that perfectly expressed the fervour of Counter-Reformation Rome. Intensity and drama also characterize his remarkable portraits and his world-famous Roman fountains.

Rudolf Wittkower's classic monograph and catalogue raisonne has been the standard work on Bernini since 1955. It is now available in an updated and expanded edition. The concise but masterly survey provides an authoritative introduction to Bernini's work, while the full catalogue gives detailed, scholarly and up-to-date information on his complete oeuvre.

Title:BerniniFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 11 × 10 × 1.12 inPublished:September 26, 1997Publisher:Phaidon Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0714837156

ISBN - 13:9780714837154

Appropriate for ages: 13

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Photos! I love Bernini's sculptures and this book allows you to see photos of his art. Inspired me to visit the Borghese Gallery while I was in Rome to his works!
Date published: 2017-01-25