Collegio di Propaganda Fide (Rome, Italy) : Detail of area over a piano nobile window

Creator:
Borromini, Francesco, 1599-1667
Published/Created:
Via di Propaganda, Rome, Lazio, Italy
1646-1667
Date Depicted:
9/1/1994
1500 AD - 1699 AD
Materials:
brick
stucco
Notes:
A commission that involved Borromini as an architect of both churches and palazzi was the Collegio di Propaganda Fide, the headquarters of the Catholic missionary congregation. Although he took charge of building work in 1646, his greatest contributions to shaping the palazzo belong to his last creative years. The complex includes a dormitory and chapel as well. The College was founded by Urbanus VIII for the training of missionaries. The palace is still devoted to its original purpose, but the ground floor has been converted to shopping. The facade over the Piazza di Spagna is by Bernini, whereas Borromini designed the convex and concave entrance facade facing Via Propaganda.
Topics:
Architecture -- Italy -- 17th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Baroque
Culture:
Italian
Accession Number:
1A1-BF-CP-C7
Genre:
architecture (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
architectural exteriors construction buildings; dwellings; houses; town houses; palazzi; buildings; institutional buildings; schools (buildings); theological seminaries window: false
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Base Collection
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
9/1/1994
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2011; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
4152
OID:
10086656
PID:
digcoll:1851446