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Bernini by Howard Hibbard
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Dec 26, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: non-fiction, 2008
Recommended for: art history fools, french art detractors
Read in December, 2008

Another great book by my favorite art historian. I especially loved the part where Bernini disses french art and architecture, telling the french artists they could have been great had they only gone to Rome. Much more readable than most art history it only took me a few days to read and I felt that I learned many things. Not really recommended for people that aren't art nerds and/or into baroque art. I was slightly disappointed that it wasn't more biographical, instead focusing on the art, color pictures would have been nice as well. The book verifies my theory that you can pretty much point to anything in Rome and say Bernini made that, and you will probably be right. This was my 40th book of the year, so that's pretty good for me, I think I will aim for 52 next year.
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