18 March 1982
Show More Michelangelo and the Language of Art by David Summers.
Princeton, 626 pp., £26.50, February 1981, 0 691 03957 7Show More
Bernini in France: An Episode in 17th-Century History by Cecil Gould.
Weidenfeld, 158 pp., £12.95, March 1982, 0 297 77944 3Show More
“... oak-leaves and acorns (emblems of the family of the patron, Pope Julius II). It is the sort of job that is hard to reconcile with the serious meanings which have been attached to them – by Sydney Freedberg, for instance, who had the very beautiful and intelligent idea that they represent ‘creatures of the pagan, classical, pre-Christian world, who are half-conscient of the meaning of the history they ...”