The Genius In The Design: Bernini, Borromini, and the Rivalry That Transformed Rome by Jake MorrisseyThe Genius In The Design: Bernini, Borromini, and the Rivalry That Transformed Rome by Jake Morrissey

The Genius In The Design: Bernini, Borromini, and the Rivalry That Transformed Rome

byJake Morrissey

Paperback | March 28, 2006

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The rivalry between the brilliant seventeenth-century Italian architects Gianlorenzo Bernini and Francesco Borromini is the stuff of legend. Enormously talented and ambitious artists, they met as contemporaries in the building yards of St. Peter's in Rome, became the greatest architects of their era by designing some of the most beautiful buildings in the world, and ended their lives as bitter enemies. Engrossing and impeccably researched, full of dramatic tension and breathtaking insight, The Genius in the Design is the remarkable tale of how two extraordinary visionaries schemed and maneuvered to get the better of each other and, in the process, created the spectacular Roman cityscape of today.

The rivalry between the brilliant seventeenth-century Italian architects Gianlorenzo Bernini and Francesco Borromini is the stuff of legend. Enormously talented and ambitious artists, they met as contemporaries in the building yards of St. Peter's in Rome, became the greatest architects of their era by designing some of the most beauti...
Title:The Genius In The Design: Bernini, Borromini, and the Rivalry That Transformed RomeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.76 inPublished:March 28, 2006Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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