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The artist and the eternal city : Bernini, Pope Alexander VII, and the making of Rome / Loyd Grossman.

Grossman, Loyd, (author.).

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"By 1650, the spiritual and political power of the Catholic Church was shattered. Thanks to the twin blows of the Protestant Reformation and the Thirty Years War, Rome--celebrated both as the Eternal City and Caput Mundi (the head of the world)--had lost its preeminent place in Europe. Then a new Pope, Alexander VII, fired with religious zeal, political guile, and a mania for creating new architecture, determined to restore the prestige of his church by making Rome the key destination for Europe's intellectual, political, and cultural elite. To help him do so, he enlisted the talents of Gianlorenzo Bernini, already celebrated as the most important living artist--no mean feat in the age of Rubens, Rembrandt, and Velazquez."--Amazon.
Subject: Bernini, Gian Lorenzo, 1598-1680.
Alexander VII, Pope, 1599-1667.
Architects > Italy > Rome > History > 17th century.
Architects > Italy > Biography.
Church architecture > Italy > Rome > History > 17th century.
Art and architecture > Italy > Rome > History > 17th century.
Christian art and symbolism > Italy > Rome > History > 17th century.
Architecture, Baroque > Italy.
Rome (Italy)
Genre: Biographies.

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