Italian Baroque Sculpture, Paperback Book

Italian Baroque Sculpture Paperback

Part of the World of Art S. series

Description

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.

Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224 pages, 185 illustrations, 34 in colour
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Art & design styles: Baroque
  • ISBN: 9780500203071

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