Italian Baroque Sculpture (World of Art S.)

Italian Baroque Sculpture (World of Art S.)

By: Bruce Boucher (author)Paperback

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The art of sculpture in Baroque Italy reached unprecedented heights of technical perfection and emotional intensity. This book offers a view of this rich and varied period, ranging from the exuberance of Gianlorenzo Bernini's "Apollo and Daphne" and Nicola Salvi's ever-popular Trevi Fountain to the restraint and simplicity of Alessandro Algardi's "St Philip Neri". Expressive papal tombs and subtly idealized portrait busts reflected contemporary debates on identity and the afterlife; multi-sensory compositions such as Bernini's Cornano Chapel embodied an unforgettable and wholly new combination of spirituality and sensuality; and dazzling fountains and angelic statuary transformed the urban spaces of the Eternal City forever.

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Product Details

  • publication date: 02/03/1998
  • ISBN13: 9780500203071
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9780500203071
  • weight: 480
  • ISBN10: 0500203075

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