BORROMINI, Francesco
(b. 1599, Bissone, d. 1667, Roma)

Exterior view

Collegio di Propaganda Fide, Rome

Work on the Collegio di Propaganda Fide, a group of buildings which formed the headquarters of the missionary congregation went on for an extended period.Borromini was commissioned to produce new structures for and alterations to the College.

For the main entrance façade Borromini used a completely unorthodox design borrowed from the architecture of palaces. In the narrow streets, this façade can only viewed in a severely foreshortened guise and at an angle.

The picture shows the entrance façade of the building.

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