Borromini Francesco Borromini Is One Of The Great Geniuses Of Baroque Architecture, Perhaps The Greatest In Inventiveness And In Use Of Spatial Effects Here Is The First Book In English To Survey The Whole Work Of The Master The Author, Former Director Of The Courtauld Institute Of Art, Is Known Internationally For His Many Works On French And Italian Architecture And PaintingIn This Lucid And Fully Illustrated Account, Anthony Blunt Charts Borromini S Career And Analyzes And Assesses His Art Mr Blunt Tells Of Borromini S Training, Relating His Style To That Of Bernini, Under Whom He Worked, And To The Architecture From Which He Learned, For Example Michelangelo S Borromini S Patrons Allowed Him Freedom To Evolve His Own Ideas, And His Originality And Imagination In Inventing New Architectural Forms Become Apparent As The Author Studies Individual Commissions His Imagination Was Apparently Limitless, But His Inventions Evolved In Terms Of Rigidly Controlled Geometry It Is This Combination Of Revolutionary Inventiveness And Intellectual Control That Gives Borromini S Work Particular Appeal In The Twentieth Century

Known as Sir Anthony Blunt, KCVO, from 1956 to 1979, was a leading British art historian who in 1964, after being offered immunity from prosecution, confessed to having been a Soviet spy A closely held secret for many years, his status was revealed publicly by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in November 1979, and he was stripped of his knighthood immediately thereafter.Blunt was Professor of the

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  • Paperback
  • 240 pages
  • Borromini
  • Anthony Blunt
  • English
  • 17 October 2019
  • 9780674079267

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    This lucid and fully illustrated account is an analysis and assessment of Borromini s art than a biography of the man himself Blunt does an amazing job presenting Borromini as one of the great geniuses of Baroque architecture, perhaps the greatest in inventiveness and in use of spatial effects A must read for any student of architecture, either amateur or professional.

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