A consideration of the career of Gianlorenzo Bernini from his brilliant beginnings to his last mature works, including his architecture and focusing on his technique in drawing, modelling and carving. Each chapter is accompanied by displayed plates which expose details barely visible in the original works.
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Charles Avery is a specialist in European sculpture. He was Deputy Keeper of Sculpture at the Victoria and Albert Museum and a Director of Christie's, London. David Finn, one of the foremost photographers of sculpture in the world, lives in New York.From Library Journal:
Wittkower's (1901-71) book, first published in 1955 and updated in 1966 and 1981, derives from an Italian edition of 1900. The text, which deals chiefly with the sculptures of this multifaceted Italian artist (1598-1680), is a classic. Though some of the entries have been updated and some new plates added, the main reason for this new edition seems to be its first issuance in paperback. This, and the fact that the color plates are less than stellar, mean that all but advanced art history collections can safely pass on this edition if they have earlier ones. Avery's book takes a broader look at Bernini, covering sculpture, drawings, models in terra cotta, urbanistic projects such as fountains, and his work for St. Peter's and other Roman churches. The color photographs are better than those in the Phaidon book, where they are separate from the text; neither title offers uniformly better black-and-whites. Avery (sculpture, Victoria and Albert Museum) writes well, offers more context and comparative illustrations, and draws on material unavailable to Wittkower in shaping his text. Avery is the choice for all but the most scholarly of collections, which will want both titles.?Jack Perry Brown, Art Inst. of Chicago Lib.
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Descripción Bulfinch Press, 1997. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good -. 1st Edition. Very Good book. (see picture) 287 pages including index.All clean,tight and bright.Dustjacket has a tiny tear on the spine bottom and mild wear on edge.It looks as if the front cover has some fading.The other pictures seem to have more brown in it.Large,heavy book. Nº de ref. de la librería 012357
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