A transitory star : the late Bernini and his reception

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  • An examination of Bernini's position as the leading portrait artist in oils, marble and archtecture and his relationship to the princes of the Papal States from 1665 to his death.


  • Illustration credits: Pages 209-210.
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-207) and index.
  • Text in English, German and Italian.


  • Introduction. Star, water wings, and hairs. Bernini's career in metaphor / Claudia Lehmann and Karen J. Lloyd -- Bernini and the measure of greatness / Maarten Delbeke -- Agon und Spitzenkragen: Zur Rhetorik des Ornaments in Berninis Büste / Heiko Damm -- Zwischen Geniestreich und kollektiver Leistung: Gian Lorenzo Berninis Entwürfe für den Louve / Sabine Frommel -- Bernini's macchis / Claudia Lehmann -- All the king's horses. Bernini's equestrian statues between Paris and Rome / Karen J. Lloyd -- Bernini, Alessandro VII e piazza San Pietro a Roma: come e quando è stato chiuso il cantiere? / Maria Grazia d'Amelio e Tod A. Marder -- Quisquis hic vides documentum intellige: Zur Poetik von Berninis Obelisktragendem Elefanten für Alexander VII / Dr Christian Berndt -- Una traccia per la pittura del tardo Bernini. Notizie dal carteggio su due ritratt i di Clemente IX / Tomaso Montanari
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