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Author Grossman, Loyd, author

Title The artist and the eternal city : Bernini, Pope Alexander VII, and the making of Rome / Loyd Grossman
Edition First Pegasus Books cloth edition
Published New York, NY : Pegasus Books, 2021


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Description 315 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 24 cm
Summary "By 1650, the spiritual and political power of the Catholic Church was shattered. Thanks to the twin blows of the Protestant Reformation and the Thirty Years War, Rome--celebrated both as the Eternal City and Caput Mundi (the head of the world)--had lost its preeminent place in Europe. Then a new Pope, Alexander VII, fired with religious zeal, political guile, and a mania for creating new architecture, determined to restore the prestige of his church by making Rome the key destination for Europe's intellectual, political, and cultural elite. To help him do so, he enlisted the talents of Gianlorenzo Bernini, already celebrated as the most important living artist--no mean feat in the age of Rubens, Rembrandt, and Velazquez."--Amazon
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 288-295) and index
Subject Bernini, Gian Lorenzo, 1598-1680
Alexander VII, Pope, 1599-1667
Alexander VII, Pope, 1599-1667.
Bernini, Gian Lorenzo, 1598-1680.
Architects -- Italy -- Rome -- History -- 17th century
Architects -- Italy -- Biography
Church architecture -- Italy -- Rome -- History -- 17th century
Art and architecture -- Italy -- Rome -- History -- 17th century
Christian art and symbolism -- Italy -- Rome -- History -- 17th century
Architecture, Baroque -- Italy
Architecture, Baroque.
Art and architecture.
Christian art and symbolism.
Church architecture.
Italy -- Rome.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9781643137407
Other Titles Bernini, Pope Alexander VII, and the making of Rome