Architecture

Harold Alan Meek

Guarino Guarini

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An artist who eludes all categorizing, original in his use of non-traditional solutions; a curious, complex personality.

A courteous, erudite, ironic figure, Guarino Guarini, artists, scholar and priest, is examined in this book, offering a portrait of his complex personality and his architectural language, which was so imaginative and original as to elude any possibility of categorization. The author retraces the architecture of Guarini who exploited, as never before, the possibilities offered by perforated stone cupolas, while concealing their structural foundations. The work is analyzed in its historical context, with particular attention to Islamic and gothic references.
The architect’s links to the Piedmont court are explored, along with his scientific and philosophical treatises, in an overview of the work of Guarini seen in relation to its influence on baroque architecture in Austria, Bohemia and Germany.


Format
25x28
Binding
hardcover with dust jacket
Pages
216
Year of publication
1991
ISBN
9788843535767
Genre
Architecture
Publisher
Electa