Architecture, Theater, and Fantasy

Bibiena Drawings from the Jules Fisher Collection

Diane Kelder, John Marciari, Laurel Peterson, and Arnold Aronson

Architecture, Theater, and Fantasy

Diane Kelder, John Marciari, Laurel Peterson, and Arnold Aronson

Distributed for Paul Holberton Publishing

96 pages | 60 color plates | 8 1/4 x 8 1/4
Paper $25.00 ISBN: 9781913645045 Published July 2021 For sale in North America only
This exhibition catalog explores the remarkable theatrical designs of Italy’s influential Bibiena family in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

For nearly a century, members of three generations of the Bibiena family were the most highly sought theater designers in Europe. Their elaborate stage designs were used for operas, festivals, and courtly performances across Europe, from their native Italy to cities as far afield as Vienna, Prague, Stockholm, St. Petersburg, and Lisbon. Beyond these performances, the distinctive Bibiena style survives through their remarkable drawings.

Architecture, Theater, and Fantasy commemorates a group of Bibiena drawings from the collection of Jules Fisher, the Tony Award–winning lighting designer, gifted to the Morgan Library and Museum in New York. Accompanying the first US exhibition of these works in more than thirty years, these drawings demonstrate the range of the Bibienas’ output, from energetic sketches to detailed watercolors. Representations of imagined palace interiors and lavish illusionistic architecture illuminate the visual splendor of the Baroque period.
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