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Unformatted text preview: Sheet1 Page 1 Bernini The writer of history must combine several different kinds of statements in his account. First of all, there will be some stat research scholars will pretty well agree. Second, there will be statements that not all historians accept, but which the write reason to believe are true. Third, there will be some statements that are needed to fill out the account and make a smooth deal with matters about which nobody knows very much. Conscientious writers will label these guesses with words such a "perhaps" smooth. That is why three completely honest historians may give a very different picture of the same period or set of even being. He/she loves and hates, just as other men/women do. He/she has his/her own beliefs, values, attitudes, opinions, do. The greatest historians try and keep their own prejudices and attitudes away from their writing. Of three authors that d magnificent works, Franco Borsi, Michael Kitson, and Robert Wallace, only Kitson conveys his own opinionated writings t Borsi and Wallace have a few areas where they let their opinions be known, they put their beliefs aside and write the acco unprejudicely. Now, the analyazation of the writers shall begin. Franco Borsi's book entitled BERNINI, has the most in dep coverage of Bernini's life, background, and sculpture. Borsi's book praises Bernini as the god of all sculpture and architec of the historian's text is in regard to Bernini' s work in Vatican City. Borsi's opinion is that the work Bernini did on restructu Peter's Basilica had to have been the greatest of his works. He remarks that, "the immensity of the building is not at first a balanced proportions and the monumental size of all the works of art it contains." Bernini designed a piazza in the form obalanced proportions and the monumental size of all the works of art it contains....
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- Spring '07
- Baroque, Gian Lorenzo Bernini