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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 224 pages, 185 illustrations, 34 in colour
- Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/03/1998
- Category: Art & design styles: Baroque
- ISBN: 9780500203071