Genius in the Design Bernini, Borromini, and the Rivalry That Transformed Rome

ISBN-10: 0060525347

ISBN-13: 9780060525347

Edition: N/A

Authors: Jake Morrissey

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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.
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Book details

List price: $15.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 3/28/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

List of Illustrations
The Beginning and the End
Talent and Ambition
The Perpetual and the Beautiful
A Collaboration in Bronze
The Circle and the Triangle
"Ignorant Persons and Copyists"
An Ox and a Deer
Ecstasy and Wisdom
A Pope's Renovations
Water and Disappointment
Affection and Caprices
Training the Eye to See
No Greater Favor, No Sadder End
A Legacy in Stone
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index
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