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The Bernini bust

Iain Pears

The Bernini bust

by Iain Pears

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Published by Chivers .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementIain Pears.
The Physical Object
Pagination(312)p. ;
Number of Pages312
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18056317M
ISBN 100745129579
OCLC/WorldCa60122203

Buy The Bernini Bust by Iain Pears online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 8 editions - starting at $   The book uncovers and probes the person and the life behind Bernini’s bust of his mistress."—Clare Ford-Wille, The Art Newspaper "This is a ripping yarn in which Bernini and Costanza are brought to living, breathing, fucking life."—Brian Sewell, Evening Standard.

The Bernini Bust Iain M. Pears, Author Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author. OTHER BOOKS. The Immaculate Deception Buy this book. Bernini and Charles I (1) 26 February Charles Saumarez Smith 3 Comments I had a letter this morning asking me about the story that, when Bernini received the triple portrait of Charles I by Van Dyck as the model for the bust which the King had commissioned, he is said to have declared, ‘Never have I beheld features more unfortunate’.

Gian Lorenzo Bernini () was the most influential sculptor of his ve and skilled, he virtually created the Baroque style. In hiseligious sculptures he excelled at capturing movement and extreme emotion,niting figures with their setting to create a single conception ofverwhelming intensity that expressed the fervour of Counter-Reformation ty and drama also 5/5(1).   The Bernini bust was completed in as a commission from Cardinal Scipione Borghese, a nephew of the papal leader who would become one of the artist’s most important patrons.


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The Bernini bust by Iain Pears Download PDF EPUB FB2

About the Author. Iain Pears was born in Educated at Wadham College, Oxford, he has worked as a journalist, an art historian, and a television consultant in England, France, Italy, and the United States.

He is the author of seven highly praised detective novels, a book of art history, and countless articles on artistic, financial, /5(33). "The Bernini Bust" was a thoroughly enjoyable book.

It wasn't very long and didn't have nearly enough about Bernini himself, but the mystery is solid, the prose is witty and moves you briskly along, and the main characters Argyll and Flavia are both good protagonists.

A fun art history caper/5. He is the author of seven highly praised detective novels, a book of art history, and countless articles on artistic, financial, and historical subjects, as well as the international bestseller An Instance of the Fingerpost He lives in Oxford, : Iain Pears.

Iain Pears is the author of the bestsellers An Instance of the Fingerpost, The Dream of Scipio, Stone’s Fall, and Arcadia, and a novella, The Portrait, as well as a series of acclaimed detective novels, a book of art history, and countless articles on artistic, financial and More about Iain Pears.

Free download or read online The Bernini Bust pdf (ePUB) (Jonathan Argyll Series) book. The first edition of the novel was published in January 1stand was written by Iain Pears. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is /5.

Feckless British art expert Jonathan Argyll (The Titian Committee, ) should have known it was all too easy when the Arthur M. Moresby Museum's agent, James Langton, popped up out of the blue to buy the Titian whose sale Jonathan was hoping to broker.

No sooner has Jonathan arrived in Los Angeles to observe the museum staff's authentication, though, than things go horribly awry. Arthur M Author: Iain Pears. But it turns out there are a few devils loose in the City of Angels. Like the sneaky art dealer whom Argyll suspects of smuggling a Bernini bust out of Italy.

And the museum's imperious owner, who's got a lot more money than sense--and is murdered right before both the smuggler and the bust disappear Author: Iain Pears.

Bernini, the most eloquent spokesman for the Italian Baroque and the counter-reformation, shines incandescently in this brilliant book. Not many people know that Bernini's art, sculpture in particular, dominated the entire 17th century Italy unmatched to a degree even by Michelangelo's.

Discover the best - Bernini, Gian Lorenzo in Best Sellers. Find the top most popular items in Amazon Books Best Sellers. The latter is preserved in a National Gallery Museum in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Gian Lorenzo Bernini did the Bust of Pope Paul V in his early twenties shortly after Pope Paul death. Paul Pope V was an uncle to Cardinal Scipione Borghese who was a patron to Lorenzo.

The Bust. Bernini was an accomplished architect and occasionally painted. Except as these talents relate to sculpture Hibbard is silent. There is scant coverage of the subjects personal story A fine primer for understanding the contribution of one of the greatest sculptors in history; this short book, replete with black and white photos, also helps to /5(15).

Editions for The Bernini Bust: (Paperback published in ), (Paperback published in ), (Paperback published in Home My Books. The Bust of Antonio Barberini is a portrait sculpture by the Italian artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini. The figure is Cardinal Antonio Barberini, the younger brother of the Pope Urban VIII.

It was executed some time in the s. Rome [ edit ]. The Bust of Louis XIV is a marble portrait by the Italian artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini. It was created in the year during Bernini's visit to Paris. This sculptural portrait of Louis XIV of France has been called the "grandest piece of portraiture of the baroque age".

The bust is on display at the Versailles Palace, in the Salon de Diane in the King's Grand Apartment. "The Bernini Bust" is a well-written art fraud caper, filled with likeable (though at times cliched) characters and a plot that clips along at a breezy pace.

The mystery is a bit too pat and easy to solve, and the novel has none of the magic and power of Pears' "An Instance of the Fingerpost"/5(5). The following is a list of works of sculpture, architecture, and painting by the Italian Baroque artist Gian Lorenzo numbering follows Rudolph Wittkower's Catalogue, first published in in Gian Lorenzo Bernini: The Sculptor of the Roman Baroque.

The Bernini Bust › Customer reviews; Customer reviews. out of 5 stars. out of 5. 33 customer ratings. 5 star 43% 4 star 18% Meanwhile, the books are readable, if there's nothing better or you happen to be in the mood. But "Fingerpost" is far, far superior to the mysteries. Read more. Search.

A document in the State Archive of Modena, dated 8 January ) says that " Bernini, commissioned by the Pope, has created a marble bust of Cardinal Borghese, for which he has been recompensed zecchini and a diamond worth scudi ".

A bust of Pope Pius V is smuggled out of Italy by a California museum owner and subsequently he is murdered. Art historian Jonathan Argyll calls on his old sweetheart, Flavia di Stefano of the Italian national art theft fund, to join him in Los Angeles to find the bust and the killer.

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and reading Bernini Bust Full Version books can offer so many benefits.The Bernini Bust by Pears, Iain and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at The Bernini Bust - AbeBooks Passion for books.The Italian artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini made two Busts of Pope Paul V, where the first one is located in the Borghese Gallery in Rome.

It was created in The second bust was purchased by the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.