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From Rome to St. Petersburg, Portugal to Brazil, the Baroque was the first art movement to span not only countries but distant continents. This stunningly illustrated book takes us on a breathtaking pilgrimage through its endless variations over some two hundred years, beginning in the early seventeenth century. Readers are treated to such wonders as Bernini's intensely powerful sculptures and his immense colonnade on St. Peter's Square, imposing palace facades, painted ceilings, crucifixes, angels, demons, piazzas, villas, gardens, and more. Though once viewed in Europe as decadent compared to Renaissance art, the Baroque is seen today as the ultimate manifestation of a style that expanded the bounds of reality and engendered a "culture of visualization," prefiguring the modern age.

Combining Ferrante Ferranti's magnificent color photographs, many never before published, with Giovanni Careri's absorbing prose account of the Baroque in chapters arranged by theme, Baroques marks the first time the topic has been treated so comprehensively, going well beyond Italy as far as colonial Latin America.

The materials used in Baroque churches, palaces, gardens, and cities were meant to dazzle-but they did much more. Whether marble, stucco, or gilded bronze, each in its own way captures the fleeting interplay between the overt splendor of fireworks and the secret, conceptual complexity of allegory. The Baroque is an art of passions and ecstasies, but it is also a political art: it conveys an image of power charged with new energy, an image that inspired awe, fear, and respect. Above all, it is a total art: painting, sculpture, and architecture come together in Baroques as a whole thatinvites the reader into its transforming universe.

Review:

"This is a book that I would not hesitate to hand to a person whom I wanted to introduce to the intoxications of the baroque." Jed Perl, The New Republic

Synopsis:

From Rome to St Petersburg, Portugal to Brazil, the Baroque was the first art movement to span not only countries but distant continents. This book takes us on a pilgrimage through its endless variations over some 200 years, beginning in the early 16th century.

Synopsis:

"A very beautiful book. Its novelty, and its value as both a volume for lay people and scholars, lies in the excellence of its photographs and the perceptive way in which they are shot--the most revealing angles, the most evocative lighting, stunning details, and views from beneath or above."--Mary Tavenor Holmes, author of Nicolas Lancret, 1690-1743

Synopsis:

From Rome to St. Petersburg, Portugal to Brazil, the Baroque was the first art movement to span not only countries but distant continents. This stunningly illustrated book takes us on a breathtaking pilgrimage through its endless variations over some two hundred years, beginning in the early seventeenth century. Readers are treated to such wonders as Bernini's intensely powerful sculptures and his immense colonnade on St. Peter's Square, imposing palace facades, painted ceilings, crucifixes, angels, demons, piazzas, villas, gardens, and more. Though once viewed in Europe as decadent compared to Renaissance art, the Baroque is seen today as the ultimate manifestation of a style that expanded the bounds of reality and engendered a "culture of visualization," prefiguring the modern age.

Combining Ferrante Ferranti's magnificent color photographs, many never before published, with Giovanni Careri's absorbing prose account of the Baroque in chapters arranged by theme, Baroques marks the first time the topic has been treated so comprehensively, going well beyond Italy as far as colonial Latin America.

The materials used in Baroque churches, palaces, gardens, and cities were meant to dazzle-but they did much more. Whether marble, stucco, or gilded bronze, each in its own way captures the fleeting interplay between the overt splendor of fireworks and the secret, conceptual complexity of allegory. The Baroque is an art of passions and ecstasies, but it is also a political art: it conveys an image of power charged with new energy, an image that inspired awe, fear, and respect. Above all, it is a total art: painting, sculpture, and architecture come together in Baroques as a whole that invites the reader into its transforming universe.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

A Bel Composto 27

The Place of the Viewer 61

Ecstatics 81

Angels 95

Vanities 125

Images of Power 133

Nature, Landscapes, Gardens, and Fountains 173

Ceremonies and Entertainments 213

Affetti 231

Glossary 243

Bibliography 244

Index of Monuments and Works of Art 245

Photography and Translation Credits 248

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691116907
Author:
Ferranti, Ferrante
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Photographer:
Ferranti, Ferrante
Author:
Ferranti, Ferrante
Location:
Princeton, N.J.
Subject:
Art, baroque
Subject:
History - Baroque & Rococo
Subject:
General
Subject:
Art and architecture
Subject:
Art - General
Copyright:
Series Volume:
vol. 4, no. 3.
Publication Date:
November 2003
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
250 color plates.
Pages:
248
Dimensions:
13 x 11 in 80 oz

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"Review" by , "This is a book that I would not hesitate to hand to a person whom I wanted to introduce to the intoxications of the baroque."
"Synopsis" by , From Rome to St Petersburg, Portugal to Brazil, the Baroque was the first art movement to span not only countries but distant continents. This book takes us on a pilgrimage through its endless variations over some 200 years, beginning in the early 16th century.
"Synopsis" by ,

"A very beautiful book. Its novelty, and its value as both a volume for lay people and scholars, lies in the excellence of its photographs and the perceptive way in which they are shot--the most revealing angles, the most evocative lighting, stunning details, and views from beneath or above."--Mary Tavenor Holmes, author of Nicolas Lancret, 1690-1743

"Synopsis" by ,

From Rome to St. Petersburg, Portugal to Brazil, the Baroque was the first art movement to span not only countries but distant continents. This stunningly illustrated book takes us on a breathtaking pilgrimage through its endless variations over some two hundred years, beginning in the early seventeenth century. Readers are treated to such wonders as Bernini's intensely powerful sculptures and his immense colonnade on St. Peter's Square, imposing palace facades, painted ceilings, crucifixes, angels, demons, piazzas, villas, gardens, and more. Though once viewed in Europe as decadent compared to Renaissance art, the Baroque is seen today as the ultimate manifestation of a style that expanded the bounds of reality and engendered a "culture of visualization," prefiguring the modern age.

Combining Ferrante Ferranti's magnificent color photographs, many never before published, with Giovanni Careri's absorbing prose account of the Baroque in chapters arranged by theme, Baroques marks the first time the topic has been treated so comprehensively, going well beyond Italy as far as colonial Latin America.

The materials used in Baroque churches, palaces, gardens, and cities were meant to dazzle-but they did much more. Whether marble, stucco, or gilded bronze, each in its own way captures the fleeting interplay between the overt splendor of fireworks and the secret, conceptual complexity of allegory. The Baroque is an art of passions and ecstasies, but it is also a political art: it conveys an image of power charged with new energy, an image that inspired awe, fear, and respect. Above all, it is a total art: painting, sculpture, and architecture come together in Baroques as a whole that invites the reader into its transforming universe.

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