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Francesco Borromini

Architect (25-Sep-1599 — 2-Aug-1667)


Eberhard Hempel. Francesco Borromini. Vienna, Austria: Anton Schroll. 1924. 143pp. + 128 plates Language: German.

John Hendrix. The Relation Between Architectural Forms and Philosophical Structures in the Work of Francesco Borromini in Seventeenth-Century Rome. Edwin Mellen Press. 2003. 259pp.

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

Paolo Portoghesi. The Rome of Borromini: Architecture as Language. New York: George Braziller. 1968. 451pp.


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  4. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  5. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.182)

  6. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.63)

  7. Atlantic: Brief Lives: A Biographical Companion to the Arts (pp.72-75)

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

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