Art and Architecture in Italy, 1600-1750; Volume 2: The High Baroque, 1625-1675

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 1999-10-11
  • Publisher: Yale University Press

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Author Biography

Rudolf Wittkower was During-Lawrence Professor of the History of Art at the University of London, Chairman of the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University, Kress Professor at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and Slade Professor at Cambridge.

Table of Contents

Forewordsp. VI
Principles followed in the New Editionp. VII
Mapp. VIII
Introductionp. 1
Seicento Devotion and Religious Imagery
Rhetoric and Baroque Procedure
Gianlorenzo Bernini (1598-1680)p. 5
Introductionp. 5
Sculpturep. 6
Stylistic Development
Sculpture with One and Many Views
Colour and Light
The Transcending of Traditional Modes
New Iconographical Types
The Role of the 'Concetto'
Working Procedure
Paintingp. 22
Architecturep. 23
Ecclesiastical Buildings
Secular Buildings
The Piazza of St Peter's
Francesco Borromini (1599-1667)p. 39
S. Carlo alle Quattro Fontane
S. Ivo della Sapienza
S. Giovanni in Laterano, S. Agnese, S. Andrea delle Fratte, and Minor Ecclesiastical Works
The Oratory of St Philip Neri
Domestic Buildings
The Collegio di Propaganda Fide
Pietro da Cortona (1596-1669)p. 63
Introductionp. 63
Architecturep. 63
The Early Works
SS. Martina e Luca
S. Maria della Pace, S. Maria in Via Lata, Projects, and Minor Works
Painting and Decorationp. 74
The Early Works
The Gran Salone of the Palazzo Barberini
The Frescoes of the Palazzo Pitti and the Late Work
'High Baroque Classicism': Sacchi, Algardi, and Duquesnoyp. 85
Andrea Sacchi (1599-1661)p. 85
The Controversy between Sacchi and Cortona
Alessandro Algardi (1598-1654)p. 88
Francesco Duquesnoy (1597-1643)p. 94
Architectural Currents of the High Baroquep. 99
Romep. 99
Carlo Rainaldi
Martino Longhi the Younger, Vincenzo della Greca, Antonio del Grande, and Giovan Antonio de' Rossi
Architecture outside Romep. 110
Baldassare Longhena (1598-1682)
Florence and Naples: Silvani and Fanzago
Trends in High Baroque Sculpturep. 121
Romep. 121
The First Generation
The Second Generation
Tombs with the Effigy in Prayer
Minor Masters of the later Seventeenth Century
Bernini's Studio and the Position of Sculptors in Rome
Sculpture outside Romep. 132
High Baroque Painting and its Aftermathp. 134
Romep. 134
Baroque Classicism; Archaizing Classicism; Crypto-Romanticism
The Great Fresco Cycles
Carlo Maratti (1625-1713)
Painting outside Romep. 147
Bologna, Florence, Venice, and Lombardy
Abbreviations Used in the Notesp. 168
Notesp. 169
Indexp. 184
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