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Baroque visual rhetoric / Vernon Hyde Minor.

Author/creator Minor, Vernon Hyde author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2016]
Descriptionxii, 272 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Subject(s)
Series Toronto Italian studies
Toronto Italian studies. ^A362209
Contents Introduction -- Critical perspectives -- Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini and inexpressibility -- Death and dying in St.Peter's Basilica: part 1 -- Death and dying in St. Peter's Basilica: part 2 -- Eighteenth-Century Baroque: the style that did not (quite) die -- Narrative and symbol in the Apostle's series, San Giovanni in Laterano -- Fear and trembling in Francesco Borromini's Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza -- Baroque conceits: Domenichino and Baciccio -- Bernini and the metaphor of the fiery angel -- Blaise Pascal, Jansenists, Jesuits, and the Lettres Provinciales -- The Corsini Chapel: its sense of place and time.
Abstract "Intricate, expressive, given to grandeur and even excess, Baroque art as a style is inseparable from the meanings it seeks to convey. Vernon Hyde Minor's Baroque Visual Rhetoric probes this combination of style and message and -- equally importantly -- the methodological basis on which the critical art historian comes to establish that meaning. Drawing on a breathtaking range of critical literature, from the German founders of art history as an academic discipline to Heidegger, Derrida, and de Man, Minor considers the issue through a series of Baroque masterpieces: Bernini's Baldacchino in St. Peter’s Basilica, the statues in the church of San Giovanni in Laterano, Borromini's church of Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza, Baciccio's frescoes in the church of Il Gesù, the paintings of Philippe de Champaigne, and the Corsini Chapel in San Giovanni in Laterano."--Publisher's website.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 243-255) and index.
Genre/formHistory.
ISBN9781442648791 (cloth)
ISBN1442648791 (cloth)

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