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Berninis Scala Regia at the Vatican Palace: Architecture, Sculpture, and Ritual T. A. Marder

Berninis Scala Regia at the Vatican Palace: Architecture, Sculpture, and Ritual

T. A. Marder

Published March 13th 1997
ISBN : 9780521431989
Hardcover
337 pages
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Berninis Scala Regia is the paradigm of the Baroque aesthetic. Combining art and architecture, sculpture and decoration in an illusionistic ensemble, this monumental staircase served as the main entrance to the Vatican Palace, as well as theMoreBerninis Scala Regia is the paradigm of the Baroque aesthetic. Combining art and architecture, sculpture and decoration in an illusionistic ensemble, this monumental staircase served as the main entrance to the Vatican Palace, as well as the principal connection between the palace and St Peters basilica. The monument also encapsulates the essence of Berninis working procedure as architect and designer as well as his creative response to both structural challenges and iconographic concerns. This book is the first complete account of the Scala Regia in the context of the long building history of the Vatican Palace, the history of St Peters, and the architecture and sculpture of Bernini.