The Genius in the Design: Bernini, Borromini, and the Rivalry That Transformed Rome (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Genius in the Design Following the success of such bestsellers as "Brunelleschi's Dome" and "Longitude" comes the intriguing, true story of two legendary Baroque architects who would change 17th-century Rome and the world. 12 photos.
- Published: 01 April 2006
- Format: Paperback 320 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780060525347 ISBN 10: 0060525347
- Sales rank: 152,878
Full description for The Genius in the Design
The rivalry between the brilliant seventeenth-century Italian architects Gianlorenzo Bernini and Francesco Borromini is the stuff of legend. Enormously talented and ambitious artists, they met as contemporaries in the building yards of St. Peter's in Rome, became the greatest architects of their era by designing some of the most beautiful buildings in the world, and ended their lives as bitter enemies. Engrossing and impeccably researched, full of dramatic tension and breathtaking insight, The Genius in the Design is the remarkable tale of how two extraordinary visionaries schemed and maneuvered to get the better of each other and, in the process, created the spectacular Roman cityscape of today.