This new volume in the prestigious series on the history of Italian architecture is devoted to the 1600s. Over thirty essays outline the scenario of Baroque architecture in Italy.
[History of Italian Architecture. The 1600s]. This new volume in the prestigious series on the history of Italian architecture is devoted to the 1600s. Fine illustrations convey the beauty and impact of works of architecture and their dramatic, sculptural decorative features. Under the guidance of Aurora Scotti Tosini, professor of Architectural History at the Milan Polytechnic, the book contains contributions by: Bruno Adorni, Aloisio Antinori, Lorenzo Bartolini Salimbeni, Guido Beltramini, Sandro Benedetti, Richard Bösel, Filippo Camerota, Francesco Ceccarelli, Giovanna Curcio, Giuseppe Dardanello, Vittorio De Feo, Daniela Del Pesco, Emmina De Negri, Maria Giuffré, Klaus Güthlein, Hellmut Hager, Andrew Hopkins, Carlo Mambriani, Tommaso Manfredi, Mario Manieri Elia, Tod Marder, Lucia Nuti, Ennio Poleggi, Augusto Roca de Amicis, Giuseppe Stolfi, Luigi Zangheri. The opening essays, outlining the historical context of the period, are followed by studies on specific themes, documenting individual territorial realities: a grand fresco of the century of Baroque illusion in architecture, through the works of Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Francesco Borromini, Carlo Maderno, Pietro da Cortona, Guarino Guarini, Andrea Pozzo, Vincenzo Scamozzi, Carlo Fontana. Synoptic tables, a bibliography and indices complete the volume.