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Italian Baroque Sculpture Bruce Boucher

Italian Baroque Sculpture By Bruce Boucher

Italian Baroque Sculpture by Bruce Boucher


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Summary

The art of sculpture in Baroque Italy reached unprecedented heights of technical perfection and emotional intensity. The author offers a fresh view of this rich and varied period, ranging from the exuberance of Bernini's "Apollo and Daphne" to the simplicity of Algardi's "St Philip Neri".

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Italian Baroque Sculpture by Bruce Boucher

The sculptural flowering of the Italian Baroque - the sensuous beauty of Bernini's Apollo and Daphne; the spectacular papal tombs in St Peter's; dramatic altarpieces such as the mystical Ecstasy of St Teresa; and Rome's dazzling fountains - boldly transcended the traditional limitations of artistic media.

Often dismissed in the past for creating a sham world to distract the observer's attention with dazzling technical displays, the sculpture of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Italy is here reassessed for the first time in more than a generation. It is an invaluable critical survey of Italian Baroque sculpture.

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'An elegant distillation of information' - The Independent

About Bruce Boucher

Bruce Boucher is currently Director at Sir John Soane's Museum. Prior to this he has had a long distinguished career teaching at University College, London and as a curator at The Art Institute of Chicago and the Fralin Museum of Art.

Additional information

GOR001721620
9780500203071
0500203075
Italian Baroque Sculpture by Bruce Boucher
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Thames & Hudson Ltd
1998-03-02
224
N/A
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