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Reconstruction of the (1636) wooden model phase of Bernini's bell tower (left), and of the elevation of Bernini's tower following the ground plan shown in Albertina 728 (right)

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Description: Bernini and the Bell Towers: Architecture and Politics at the Vatican
~ON THE FIFTH of February 1629, Gianlorenzo Bernini assumed the title of architect to the basilica of St. Peter’s. An avviso of the same date records the event. “The Cavaliere Bernini has been named the new architect of the Vatican Basilica and the Apostolic Palace in place of...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.36-81

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