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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Rome, Lazio, Italyen_US
dc.coverage.temporal1637-1665 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorBorromini, Francescoen_US
dc.date1637-1665en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-26T19:24:38Z
dc.date.available2013-04-26T19:24:38Z
dc.date.issued1637-1665en_US
dc.identifier211276en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 27en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/118757
dc.descriptionDetail of the cloister wall, looking into corner; Borromini's finest achievement here is the façade of the oratory hall. This room had special importance for the community because it was there that the form of devotion that typified their Order would be held: a sermon, discussion and exquisitely beautiful choral music. Borromini successfully achieved brilliant decorative effects, carrying on the tradition of elegant brickwork from the Roman Imperial period. The present appearance of the façade was created in several phases. The lower level, completed in 1638, was extended from five bays to seven, and a storey was added to it. In 1665 Arcucci embedded the free-standing gable into a newly added mezzanine floor, thereby diluting the original effect of the gable. Two qualities make the Oratory façade a masterpiece of Roman Baroque architecture: it is concave and has, on the middle bay at the lower level, a small convex projection. Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.groveart.com/ (accessed 12/2/2007)en_US
dc.format.mediumbrick; stoneen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectural exteriorsen_US
dc.subjectBaroqueen_US
dc.titleOratory of Saint Philip Nerien_US
dc.title.alternativeOratorio dei Filippinien_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A1-BF-OP-F4en_US
vra.culturalContextItalianen_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypemonasteryen_US
dc.contributor.displayFrancesco Borromini (Italian architect, 1599-1667)en_US


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