Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 March 2003

150 Pages

7 x 9 1/2 inches

ISBN: 9788887700831

Bookseller Code (06)


Bernini and the Excesses of Art

Robert Peterson

A Fordham University Press Publication

Gianlorenzo Bernini was the greatest artist of the seventeenth century. Sculptor, painter, architect, he created the Baroque--defining a style, and a culture, in a decisive era in European history. In this brilliantly conceived book, Robert Petersson offers an intimate encounter with Bernini's major works--from sensous marble statues that burst with life to such monumental works as the piazza of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. Petersson looks closely, carefully, and freshly at the making of each masterpiece captures Bernini's world--emotional, exuberant, alive, and engaging.


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