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Title:
Effigies & ecstasies : Roman baroque sculpture and design in the age of Bernini
Author:
Weston-Lewis, Aidan.
Publication Information:
Edinburgh : National Gallery of Scotland, 1998.
Physical Description:
215 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
General Note:
Catalog of the exhibition mounted to celebrate the quartercentenary of Bernini's birth, held 25 June-20 September 1998 at the National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh, curated by Timothy Clifford and Aidan Weston-Lewis.
Language:
English
Contents:
Essays: "Exceeding every expression of words": Bernini's Rome and the religious background / Christopher F. Black -- Bernini: a mercurial life and its sources / Christopher Baker -- Bernini and Britain / David Howarth -- Roman decorative arts in the age of Bernini / Timothy Clifford.
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ISBN:
9780903598835
Format :
Book

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Central Library NB623.B5 A4 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
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This book accompanies the National Gallery of Scotland's major Festival exhibition in 1998, a joint celebration of the fourth centenaries of the births of the two greatest sculptors of the Italian Baroque era, Gianlorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) and Alessandro Algardi (1598-1654). The Baroque is a style renowned for its elaborate combination of materials and its unification of various branches of the arts into a harmonious whole. This book will include detailed information and commentaries by leading authorities on the marble sculptures, bronzes, terracottas, medals and drawings produced by these two great artists in what was a fascinating and highly influential period in European art and design.


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