Studies in the Italian Baroque (The Collected essays of Rudolf Wittkower)
London, Thames & Hudson, 1982
(26 cm), 304 pp., 357 illustrations. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - Reprints fifteen of Wittkower’s essays (original publication date within parentheses): Carlo Rainaldi and the architecture of the high Baroque in Rome (1937), The third arm of Bernini’s Piazza S. Pietro (1949), A counter-project to Bernini’s Piazza S. Pietro (1939-1940), The vicissitudes of a dynastic monument: Bernini’s equestrian statue of Louis XIV (1961), The role of classical models in Bernini’s and Poussin’s preparatory work (1963), Pietro da Cortona’s project for reconstructing the temple of Palestrina (1935), Santa Maria della Salute (1963), Francesco Borromini, his character and life (1967), Guarini the Man (1972), A Sketchbook of Filippo Juvarra at Chatsworth (1949), Vittone’s domes (1972), Vittone’s drawings in the Musée des Arts Décoratifs (1967), Piranesi’s architectural creed (1938), Piranesi as architect (1961), Piranesi and eighteenth-century Egyptomania (1970). First paperback edition (original edition London: Thames and Hudson, 1975). ¶ Very good, unmarked copy.