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Borromini (Revised)

Author : Anthony Blunt
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Page : 244 pages
File Size : 40,9 Mb
Release : 1979
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 0674079264

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At first glance, Borromini's architecture is a flight of Baroque fantasy, the product of limitless imagination. A closer look reveals an almost ruthlessly logical geometry underlying his creation. Blunt shows how the combination of revolutionary inventiveness and intellectual control gives Borromini's work its great appeal.

Art and Architecture in Italy, 1600–1750

Author : Rudolf Wittkower,Joseph Connors,Jennifer Montagu
Publisher : Yale University Press
Page : 216 pages
File Size : 53,8 Mb
Release : 1999-01-01
Category : Art
ISBN : 0300079400

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Art and Architecture in Italy, 1600–1750 by Rudolf Wittkower,Joseph Connors,Jennifer Montagu Pdf

This classic survey of Italian Baroque art and architecture focuses on the arts in every center between Venice and Sicily in the early, high, and late Baroque periods. The heart of the study, however, lies in the architecture and sculpture of the exhilarating years of Roman High Baroque, when Bernini, Borromini, and Cortona were all at work under a series of enlightened popes. Wittkower's text is now accompanied by a critical introduction and substantial new bibliography. This edition will also include color illustrations for the first time. This is the second book in the three volume survey.

Space, Time and Architecture

Author : Sigfried Giedion
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Page : 956 pages
File Size : 47,7 Mb
Release : 2009-02-28
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780674030473

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"This new edition ensures that the book will continue to be internationally acknowledged as the standard work on the development of modern architecture." -Walter Gropius "A remarkable accomplishment. . . one of the most valuable reference books for students and professionals concerned with the reshaping of our environment. " -José Luis Sert A milestone in modern thought, Space, Time and Architecture has been reissued many times since its first publication in 1941 and translated into half a dozen languages. In this revised edition of Sigfried Giedion’s classic work, major sections have been added and there are 81 new illustrations. The chapters on leading contemporary architects have been greatly expanded. There is new material on the later development of Frank Lloyd Wright and the more recent buildings of Walter Gropius, particularly his American Embassy in Athens. In his discussion of Le Corbusier, Mr. Giedion provides detailed analyses of the Carpenter Center at Harvard University, Le Corbusier’s only building in the United States, and his Priory of La Tourette near Lyons. There is a section on his relations with his clients and an assessment of his influence on contemporary architecture, including a description of the Le Corbusier Center in Zurich (designed just before his death), which houses his works of art. The chapters on Mies van der Rohe and Alvar Aalto have been brought up to date with examples of their buildings in the sixties. There is an entirely new chapter on the Danish architect Jørn Utzon, whose work, as exemplified in his design for the Sydney Opera House, Mr. Giedion considers representative of post–World War II architectural concepts. A new essay, “Changing Notions of the City,” traces the evolution of the structure of the city throughout history and examines current attempts to deal with urban growth, as shown in the work of such architects as José Luis Sert, Kenzo Tange, and Fumihiko Maki. Mr. Sert’s Peabody Terrace is discussed as an example of the interlocking of the collective and individual spheres. Finally, the conclusion has been enlarged to include a survey of the limits of the organic in architecture.

The Annotated Mona Lisa

Author : Carol Strickland,John Boswell
Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
Page : 220 pages
File Size : 47,6 Mb
Release : 2007-10
Category : Art
ISBN : 0740768727

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Like music, art is a universal language. Although looking at works of art is a pleasurable enough experience, to appreciate them fully requires certain skills and knowledge." --Carol Strickland, from the introduction to The Annotated Mona Lisa: A Crash Course in Art History from Prehistoric to Post-Modern * This heavily illustrated crash course in art history is revised and updated. This second edition of Carol Strickland's The Annotated Mona Lisa: A Crash Course in Art History from Prehistoric to Post-Modern offers an illustrated tutorial of prehistoric to post-modern art from cave paintings to video art installations to digital and Internet media. * Featuring succinct page-length essays, instructive sidebars, and more than 300 photographs, The Annotated Mona Lisa: A Crash Course in Art History from Prehistoric to Post-Modern takes art history out of the realm of dreary textbooks, demystifies jargon and theory, and makes art accessible-even at a cursory reading. * From Stonehenge to the Guggenheim and from Holbein to Warhol, more than 25,000 years of art is distilled into five sections covering a little more than 200 pages.


Author : Paolo Portoghesi
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 468 pages
File Size : 51,8 Mb
Release : 1968
Category : Architecture, Baroque
ISBN : UCSD:31822015464134

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Fodor's Rome

Author : Robert I. C. Fisher,Erica Duecy,Carissa Bluestone
Publisher : Fodors Travel Publications
Page : 450 pages
File Size : 48,6 Mb
Release : 2008
Category : Travel
ISBN : 9781400019076

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Fodor's Rome by Robert I. C. Fisher,Erica Duecy,Carissa Bluestone Pdf

Detailed and timely information on accommodations, restaurants, and local attractions highlight these updated travel guides, which feature all-new covers, a dramatic visual design, symbols to indicate budget options, must-see ratings, multi-day itineraries, Smart Travel Tips, helpful bulleted maps, tips on transportation, guidelines for shopping excursions, and other valuable features. Original.

The Architecture of Rome

Author : Ulrich Fürst
Publisher : Edition Axel Menges
Page : 668 pages
File Size : 45,7 Mb
Release : 1998
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 3930698609

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The Architecture of Rome by Ulrich Fürst Pdf

Architects and artists have always acknowledged over the centuries that Rome is rightly called the 'eternal city'. Rome is eternal above all because it was always young, always 'in its prime'. Here the buildings that defined the West appeared over more than 2000 years, here the history of European architecture was written. The foundations were laid even in ancient Roman times, when the first attempts were made to design interiors and thus make space open to experience as something physical. And at that time the Roman architects also started to develop building types that are still valid today, thus creating the cornerstone of later Western architecture. In it Rome's primacy remained unbroken -- whether it was with old St Peter's as the first medieval basilica or new St. Peter's as the building in which Bramante and Michelangelo developed the High Renaissance, or with works by Bernini and Borromini whose rich and lucid spatial forms were to shape Baroque as far as Vienna, Bohemia and Lower Franconia, and also with Modern buildings, of which there are many unexpected pearls to be found in Rome. All this is comprehensible only if it is presented historically, i. e. in chronological sequence, and so the guide has not been arranged topographically as usual but chronologically.This means that one is not led in random sequence from a Baroque building to an ancient or a modern one, but the historical development is followed successively. Every epoch is preceded by an introduction that identifies its key features. This produces a continuous, lavishly illustrated history of the architecture of Rome -- and thus at the same time of the whole of the West. Practical handling is guaranteed by an alphabetical index and detailed maps, whose information does not just immediately illustrate the historical picture, but also makes it possible to choose a personal route through history.

Borromini and the Roman Oratory

Author : Joseph Connors
Publisher : New York : Architectural History Foundation ; Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press
Page : 400 pages
File Size : 52,7 Mb
Release : 1980
Category : Architecture
ISBN : UOM:39015007577318

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Borromini's San Carlo Alle Quattro Fontane

Author : Leo Steinberg
Publisher : Garland Publishing
Page : 516 pages
File Size : 51,5 Mb
Release : 1977
Category : Architecture
ISBN : UOM:39015042499585

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Rome Is Love Spelled Backward

Author : Judith Testa
Publisher : Northern Illinois University Press
Page : 307 pages
File Size : 53,6 Mb
Release : 1998-04-01
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781501757518

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Rome Is Love Spelled Backward by Judith Testa Pdf

A celebration of the art, architecture, and timeless human passion of the Eternal City, Rome Is Love Spelled Backward explores Rome's best-known treasures, often revealing secrets overlooked in conventional guidebooks. With the ancient play on "Roma" and "Amor"—ROMAMOR—Testa invites readers to experience the world's long love affair with one of its most beautiful cities.

A History of Western Architecture

Author : David Watkin
Publisher : Laurence King Publishing
Page : 722 pages
File Size : 42,5 Mb
Release : 2005
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 1856694593

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A History of Western Architecture by David Watkin Pdf

The history of Western architecture from the earliest times in Mesopotamia and Egypt to the dramatic impact of CAD on architectural practice at the beginning of the 21st century.

Bernini at Saint Peter's - The Pilgrimage

Author : Irving Lavin
Publisher : Pindar Press
Page : 385 pages
File Size : 41,9 Mb
Release : 2012-12-31
Category : Art
ISBN : 9781915837080

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Bernini at Saint Peter's - The Pilgrimage by Irving Lavin Pdf

Bernini at Saint Peter's may be a unique case in history: a single artist in change of a grandiose monument in a continuous state of creativity under constantly changing patrons and a variety of projects, for nearly six decades. This book argues that a continuous thread of thought may be discerned underlying and connecting the vicissitudes of this spectacular display. From first to last, Gianlorenzo Bernini conceived of Saint Peter's as a pilgrimage church, a kind of pilgrimage of human life, his own and of the believers who visited the basilica to worship and give testimony. Irving Lavin is professor emeritus in the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. He is one of the most distinguished and honoured art historians in the United States. Professor Lavin is best known for his series of fundamental publications on the Baroque artist Gianlorenzo Bernini (1598-1680). These include new discoveries and studies on the master's prodigious early life, his architecture and portraiture, his invention of caricature, his depictions of religious faith and political leadership, his work in the theatre, his attitude towards death and the role of the artist in the creation of a modem sense of social responsibility.

The 17th and 18th Centuries

Author : Frank N. Magill
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 1534 pages
File Size : 50,5 Mb
Release : 2013-09-13
Category : Reference
ISBN : 9781135924140

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The 17th and 18th Centuries by Frank N. Magill Pdf

Each volume of the Dictionary of World Biography contains 250 entries on the lives of the individuals who shaped their times and left their mark on world history. This is not a who's who. Instead, each entry provides an in-depth essay on the life and career of the individual concerned. Essays commence with a quick reference section that provides basic facts on the individual's life and achievements. The extended biography places the life and works of the individual within an historical context, and the summary at the end of each essay provides a synopsis of the individual's place in history. All entries conclude with a fully annotated bibliography.

Borromini's Baroque

Author : Lamia Doumato
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 18 pages
File Size : 41,6 Mb
Release : 1979
Category : Architecture, Baroque
ISBN : STANFORD:36105031513653

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