Texts by Caterina Napoleone, Alfredo Marchionne Gunter
2001 / 96 PAGES.
Language: Italian edition
The undisputed masterpiece of elegance, harmony and grandeur of early 18th-century Romanesque architecture is illustrated here for the very first time.
Stately and magnificent, the Corsini Chapel in San Giovanni in Laterano boasts an elegant profusion of marbles, stuccoes, gilded bronzes and decorations created by a host of skilled artists. A classicist masterpiece of Late Baroque Rome, this mausoleum dedicated by Pope Clement XII to his aristocratic lineage is the magnum opus of a life devoted to the Gospel and to art. The chapel is set within the ancient Constantine Basilica which, ever since it was built, was seat to the bishop of Rome – the Pope – and thus one of the most important places of Christianity. This volume illustrates the Corsini Chapel with a wealth of stunningly detailed images in the graphic format that has always enhanced Franco Maria Ricci’s art volumes – offering us a privileged view that goes beyond the mere glance usually granted to visitors entering the chapel.