Bernini and His World reviewed in the Art Newspaper

The art, life and world of Gian Lorenzo Bernini may feel like familiar territory for art history scholars. But via six unusual perspectives, from “Garments” to “Tall Tales”, Livio Pestilli, a former director of Trinity College Rome, aims to re-present and illuminate this leviathan of the Roman Baroque. The author puts Bernini’s life and work within a social, anthropological and historical context, surveying the Rome in which Bernini lived, along with…