Their Quartet title declares their mission statement - Francesco Borromini
was a daring Italian baroque architect who understood both structure and vivid expressiveness.
This use was inspired by an antiquarian passion among erudite circles, frequented by (among others) Francesco Borromini
, the Oratorian Virgilio Spada, and Cardinal Virginio Orsini, who was linked to Montevirginio.
In 2001, he won the Borromini
Prize offered by the municipality of Rome to architects under 40.
There is a peculiar detail--because there is a two-sided mirror, there is this slight optical conceit a la Borromini
, where when you look inside of the skewed tube and both see yourself and see through it, it also makes the tube look like it is twice as long as it is.
Also open to the public is an exhibition entitled "From Borromini
to Botta: History, Cultural Heritage and New Technologies," which will open Tuesday at the Lebanese American University in collaboration with the Embassy of the Swiss Confederation.
Roma: Nella sede dell'Istituto Palazzo Borromini
31, including the following: nine-day escorted Scents of Italy vacation, savings of USD 200 per couple; nine-day escorted Borromini
(a new vacation for 2009), savings of USD 200 per couple; 12-day escorted Bernini (a new vacation for 2009), savings of USD 150 per couple; and nine-day escorted Sicilian Fantasy, savings of USD 150 per couple.
Charting nearly two centuries, from the Rome of Bernini and Borromini
to the threshold of the 19th century, the exhibition follows a riotous course of expansion around the world, showing how Western commercial traffic and colonial aspirations often followed Christian mission.
The origins of the Baroque can be traced back to papal Rome in the early part of the 17th century and to the great triumvirate of the style's pioneers: Gianlorenzo Bernini, Francesco Borromini
and Pietro da Cortona, whose works in architecture, painting and sculpture established the principal characteristics of the style.
And yet one of the favorite tricks of such baroque masters as Francesco Borromini
and Pietro da Cortona was to play games with the interaction of flatness, protrusion and recession.
This is the first modern comprehensive monograph on this marvellous architect, equal in genius lo Bernini and Borromini
, though less well known.
Tabarroni, Paupertas Christi et Apostolorum: L'ideale francescano in discussione (1322-1324) (Rome: Nella Sede dell'Isticuto Palazzo Borromini