In the Fall 2021 issue of Sacred Architecture, I looked at Santa Maria in Vallicella, the most innovative of the Counter-Reformation basilicas in artistic terms.
Joseph Connors is Professor Emeritus of History of Art and Architecture at Harvard University and Michael C. Duda Visiting Professor at the University of Notre Dame’s School of Architecture, 2020-2022. He is the author of Borromini and the Roman Oratory and is completing a comprehensive monograph on Borromini.
Articles by Joseph Connors
A piazza on the Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, the busy modern thoroughfare that swerves through the Campus Martius on its way to the Vatican, allows a generous view of the “twin” façades of the oratory and the church.