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Detailed description :Borromini en perspective

Borromini en perspective

Author(s): Giovanni  Careri, Jean  Castex, Howard Colvin, Werner  Oechslin, Paolo  Portoghesi

Under the direction of Fabrice  Douar, Matthias Waschek

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A major protagonist of Seicento architecture, Francesco Borromini (1599-1667) went on to become one of the masters of baroque Rome. Some of his most famous works include San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane, the Oratory of Saint Philip Neri and Sant’Ivo alla Sapienza. An artist of novel interpretation, he said that would never have given himself to the idea of being merely a “copyist,” although he declared the work of Michelangelo to be one of his points of departure.

Fundamentally changing the course of modern architecture, his work had a strong influence on the rise and spread of the rococo style throughout Europe.


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Technical details

128 pages, paperback, 13 x 21 cm, 27 black-and-white illustrations.

Publication date



17th century
ISBN French2-84056-140-9
French only


École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts