Reviews of Guarino Guarini

A selection of reviews and notices of Guarino Guarini (Turin: Allemandi, 2006)

● Luciano Tamburini in Studi Piemontesi 36, no. 2 (2007): 569-570.

“…imponente trattato scientifico sulla figura dell’architetto Guarino Guarini…  […] L’opera, affidata a tre autorevoli studiosi quali Henry A. Millon, Giuseppe Dardanello, e Susan Klaiber, è riuscita ampia e ricca come nelle aspettative…”

● Joseph Connors in L’Indice dei Libri del Mese 25, no. 7/8 (July-August 2008): 36.

“Il volume è splendido sia dal punto di vista tipografico che fotografico e rappresenta uno strumento indispensabile per ogni futuro studio su Guarini.  Si segnalano, in particolare, i saggi dei curatori Susan Klaiber, esponente della tradizione americana di studi su Torino avviata da Wittkower, e Giuseppe Dardanello, erede della scuola piemontese.  L’elegante volume è completato da 209 meravigliose illustrazioni … grazie alle stupende fotografie di Pino Dell’Aquila.”

● Olivier Bonfait in Perspective (INHA, Paris) 2008-2: 279.

“Luxueuse monographie avec de très belles et utiles illustrations couleurs sur ce prêtre théatin, aux multiples savoirs…”

● Alice Jarrard in Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 68, no. 4 (December 2009): 568-570.

“The volume … goes far in placing Guarini’s work in the contexts that are rightfully his.  […]   …Guarini’s works resonate in new ways.  […]  In her study of the painted décor visible in the engraving of Guarini’s S. Gaetano in Vicenza, Klaiber advances the provocative idea that the architect imagined a sort of Gesamtkunstwerk of the sort more often associated with his contemporary, Gianlorenzo Bernini. … such broader approaches to an architect sometimes characterized as a pure geometer deepen our understanding of his innovations.”

● Kim Williams in Nexus Network Journal 11, no. 3 (2009): 493-494.

“The long awaited, monumental volume dedicated to Guarino Guarini, edited by
Giuseppe Dardanello, Susan Klaiber and Henry Millon is all it was hoped to be. […] … the editors are to be congratulated for having accomplished such an important task.”

● Yves Pauwels and Frédérique Lemerle in “Métropolitains,” Radio France Culture, 18 March 2009.

● Frances Gage in “Baroque Art and Architecture in Italy,” Oxford Bibliographies, 2014.

“Massive publication of essays concerning Guarini, his career, and his legacy. Beautifully produced with more than two hundred color reproductions. Essays in Italian concern every aspect of Guarini’s life and career, shedding much new valuable information.”