Baroque Rome Volume One


The fruit of a lifetime’s work, Antony Blunt’s Guide to Baroque Rome was hailed as a landmark volume when it first appeared in 1982. Quickly establishing itself as essential reading for both traveler and student, it also inspired a new generation of scholars to explore this field to greater depths. Baroque Rome is the first synthesis of all the subsequent new information and discoveries—in two volumes, it will document more than 535 churches, palaces, villas, fountains, and monuments. In this first volume, The Churches, each entry examines in detail the history of the building, its design and construction, as well as its significant features, decoration, and paintings. Full references and bibliographies are provided in an accessible new format, and the introductory material, maps, illustrations, and indices have all been augmented and enhanced. The result is one of the most illuminating and inclusive guides to a city and an architectural style ever published.

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