Revised edition in English of this which was the first monograph on this architect organised thematically to examine the principal themes of his life and work as well as analysing Longhena's contribution to the Venetian Baroque. This book offers the first comprehensive study in English of Baldassare Longhena (1598-1682), the indispensable architect of the Venetian Baroque. While Longhena's legacy is most visible in his iconic Madonna della Salute, the 17th-century basilica devoted to the Virgin Mary in gratitude for Venice's deliverance from the plague, and in the Pesaro and Rezzonico palaces along the Grand Canal, he created a plethora of other works over the course of a career that spanned half a century. The text considers the full span of Longhena's illustrious career, from his monumental staircases and libraries, to the palaces commissioned by private patrons and his projects for Venice's Greek and Jewish communities. This lively account is accompanied by more than sixty colour and 300 black-and-white photographs commissioned especially for the book. A complete list of Longhena's work is included in an appendix.

Baldassare Longhena and Venetian Baroque Architecture

HOPKINS, ANDREW JAMES
2012

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Revised edition in English of this which was the first monograph on this architect organised thematically to examine the principal themes of his life and work as well as analysing Longhena's contribution to the Venetian Baroque. This book offers the first comprehensive study in English of Baldassare Longhena (1598-1682), the indispensable architect of the Venetian Baroque. While Longhena's legacy is most visible in his iconic Madonna della Salute, the 17th-century basilica devoted to the Virgin Mary in gratitude for Venice's deliverance from the plague, and in the Pesaro and Rezzonico palaces along the Grand Canal, he created a plethora of other works over the course of a career that spanned half a century. The text considers the full span of Longhena's illustrious career, from his monumental staircases and libraries, to the palaces commissioned by private patrons and his projects for Venice's Greek and Jewish communities. This lively account is accompanied by more than sixty colour and 300 black-and-white photographs commissioned especially for the book. A complete list of Longhena's work is included in an appendix.
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