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Gian Lorenzo Bernini

Sculptor, Architect (7-Dec-1598 — 28-Nov-1680)


Charles Avery. Bernini: Genius of the Baroque. Thames & Hudson. 2006. 287pp.

Filippo Baldinucci. Translated by C. Enggass. The Life of Bernini. Pennsylvania State University Press. 1966. 117pp.

George C. Bauer. Bernini in Perspective. Prentice-Hall. 1976. 140pp.

Franco Borsi. Bernini. Rizzoli. 1985. 378pp. Translation of Bernini architetto.

Giovanni Careri. Translated by Linda Lappin. Bernini: Flights of Love, the Art of Devotion. University of Chicago Press. 1995. 118pp.

Cecil Hilton Monk Gould. Bernini in France: An Episode in Seventeenth-Century History. Weidenfeld and Nicolson. 1981. 158pp.

Howard Hibbard. Bernini. New York: Penguin Pelican. 1965. 255pp.

Irving Lavin (editor). Gianlorenzo Bernini: New Aspects of His Art and Thought: A Commemorative Volume. Pennsylvania State University Press. 1985. 222pp.

Irving Lavin. Bernini and the Unity of the Visual Arts. Oxford University Press. 1988. 503pp. Published for the Pierpont Morgan Library.

Torgil Magnuson. Rome in the Age of Bernini: From the Election of Innocent X to the Death of Innocent XI. Almqvist & Wiksell. 1982. 420pp.

T. A. Marder. Bernini and the Art of Architecture. Abbeville Press. 1998. 343pp.

Sarah McPhee. Bernini and the Bell Towers: Architecture and Politics at the Vatican. Yale University Press. 2002. 353pp.

Franco Mormando. Bernini: His Life and His Rome. University of Chicago Press. 2011. 429pp.

Jake Morrissey. The Genius in the Design: Bernini, Borromini, and the Rivalry That Transformed Rome. HarperCollins. 2005. 320pp.

Shelley Karen Perlove. Bernini and the Idealization of Death: The Blessed Ludovica Albertoni and the Altieri Chapel. Penn State Press. 1990. 156pp.

Robert Torsten Petersson. The Art of Ecstasy: Teresa, Bernini, and Crashaw. Atheneum. 1970. 183pp.

Robert Torsten Petersson. Bernini and the Excesses of Art. Fordham University Press. 2002. 150pp.

Rudolf Wittkower. Gian Lorenzo Bernini: The Sculptor of the Roman Baroque. London: Phaidon. 1955. 106pp. + 120 plates Also a second edition in 1966.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Wikipedia [link]

  4. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  5. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  6. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.146)

  7. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.101)

  8. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.51)

  9. Atlantic: Brief Lives: A Biographical Companion to the Arts (pp.57-60)

  10. Who's Who in Europe, 1450-1750 (p.29)

  11. Legends in Their Own Time (p.23)

  12. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.69)

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