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GIANLORENZO BERNINI. {Cover title: Gianlorenzo Bernini: Impresario of the Baroque.} Revised edition. Charles Scribner III. Carolus Editions, New York, 2014. Original edition published 1991. 128 pp. with 127 ills. (55 col.). 30 x 23 cm. ISBN 9781503016330 In English.
No ISBN is imprinted, but we have cited the ISBN assigned to the book by the publisher. Publisher's description: The most versatile sculptor-architect of all time, Gianlorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) left his indelible stamp of genius on the churches, fountains, and piazzas of Rome. In marble, paint, bronze, stucco, and gilt, through glass and shimmering water and channeled light, he transformed the Eternal City with his unique vision and verve. His strikingly novel introduction of dramatically charged space into traditional forms--tombs, altars, portraits, and freestanding figures--altered forever the nature of sculpture, its relation to painting and architecture, and, above all, its psychological interaction with the viewer. Bernini brought to his work a sensual vitality and sheer virtuosity unprecedented in sculpture. But it is his magical, often mystical unification of the arts that epitomizes Bernini as the Baroque artist par excellence. Accompanied by 125 illustrations, Scribner's engaging biography reveals much behind the facades of 17th-century Rome. Over his career of seventy years, serving eight popes, Bernini dominated both his century and his city. His princely patrons included France's 'Sun King', Louis XIV, who summoned him to Paris to design the Louvre.
Artist(s):Bernini, Gian Lorenzo
Indexing: Western, Europe — Italy — 1600-1800 — Sculpture
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 169190
Paperbound $25.00    

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