Italian Baroque Sculpture, Paperback Book

Italian Baroque Sculpture Paperback

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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.

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

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