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Ortsbindung Eine Architekturkritische Entdeckung: der Petersplatz des Gianlorenzo Bernini

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ISBN-10: 3528087102

ISBN-13: 9783528087104

Edition: 1987

Authors: Massimo Birindelli, Gian Lorenzo Bernini

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List price: $69.99
Copyright year: 1987
Publisher: Vieweg Verlag, Friedr, & Sohn Verlagsgesellschaft mbH
Publication date: 1/1/1987
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 218
Size: 6.69" wide x 9.61" long
Weight: 0.858

A sculptor and architect, Gian Lorenzo Bernini was the formative master of the Roman baroque. Son of a sculptor, Bernini showed originality and power at an early age. He ceased to treat marble as a block and concentrated on the multiplicity of viewpoints from which a figure could be experienced. The drama and richness of his sculpture in marble, stucco, and stone is extraordinary. Subsequent neoclassicist critics disapproved of him, but his fame has returned. Bernini was one of baroque Rome's greatest architects. He created the mighty square and colonnades in front of St. Peter's and the baldacchino in the basilica. In addition, he was a painter and writer of note. Of a tempestuous…