Pietro Bracci and Eighteenth-Century Rome Drawings for Architecture and Sculpture in the Canadian Centre for Architecture and Other Collections
- List Price: $94.95
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: Pennsylvania State Univ Pr
- Publish date: 11/01/2001
- ISBN: 9780271020082
- ISBN10: 0271020083
Bracci won some of the most sought-after commissions in eighteenth-century Rome, including monuments in Saint Peter's and the allegorical figures of the Trevi Fountain. Kieven's and Pinto's introductory essays situate these and other commissions in the history of Roman architecture and urbanism, survey Bracci's career, and explore the context of his drawing practices. Considered together, the Bracci drawings shed important new light on the collaborative relationship between architects and sculptors in the design of one of the art capitals of the world.
Kieven and Pinto's book concludes with a catalogue raisonne of the entire corpus of drawings ascribed to Bracci and his son Virginio. In addition, Architecture and Sculpture in Eighteenth-Century Rome illustrates all of Bracci's drawings and provides transcriptions of key documents.