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Italian Baroque and Rococo Architecture - John Varriano

Italian Baroque and Rococo Architecture

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Published: 20th March 1986
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From the late 1500s to the mid-1700s, Italy gave the world some of the liveliest and most imaginative structures in the history of architecture. The first comprehensive study in English of this critical period, this well-illustrated book offers chapters on key architects--Gianlorenzo Bernini, Francesco Borromini, Pietro da Cortona, Guarino Guarini--as well as detailed treatments of the work of many less well-known architects who were active from Sicily to Venice.

"A complete and well illustrated survey of the architecture of Italy during this period. [Italian Baroque and Rococo Architecture] is readable and clearly written. A good introductory volume on the subject."--James O. Rose, University of Wyoming "Excellent plates and diagrams."--Cristelle Baskins, University of Rochester "Informative yet makes sensitive visual and stylistic comments. Good interrelation of text with images."--Robert Baners, University of Southern Alabama "An exceptionally clear and comprehensive account of its subject..."--Edward Chaney, Times Literary Supplement "Fascinating"--Washington Post "A good, competent survey that will be found useful as an introduction to the history of Italian Baroque architecture....A sensible and handsome addition to the literature." --Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians

Introductionp. 3
Precursors of the Roman Baroque: Vignola to Carlo Madernop. 19
Francesco Borrominip. 45
Gianlorenzo Berninip. 75
Pietro da Cortonap. 107
Other Aspects of the Roman Baroquep. 125
Rococoand Academic Classicism in Eighteenth-Century Romep. 159
Northern Italy in the Seventeenth Centuryp. 183
Guarino Guarinip. 209
Northern Italy in the Eighteenth Centuryp. 229
Southern Italyp. 261
Glossaryp. 309
Illustration Creditsp. 313
Indexp. 319
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ISBN: 9780195035483
ISBN-10: 0195035488
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 20th March 1986
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.53 x 25.15  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.71