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Italian Baroque Sculpture (World of Art)

Bruce Boucher

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'A most enjoyable wander through some decidedly unknown territory' The Spectator


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

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Book Details

Format: Paperback

Size: 21.0 x 14.9 cm

Extent: 224 pp

Illustrations: 185

Publication date: 2 March 1998

ISBN: 9780500203071

About the Author

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.