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Baroque Architecture (History of World Architecture)

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Published by Electa / Rizzoli .
Written in English


  • Architecture,
  • History - Specific Styles,
  • Architecture / General,
  • Architecture, Baroque

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages220
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8247153M
ISBN 100847806936
ISBN 109780847806935

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A large section is devoted to religious architecture, analysing works by Della Porta, Maderno, Mansart, Borromini, Bernini and Guarini, envisaged in both a local and European context. The book ends with a general survey of the diffusion of the Baroque in Europe up until the development of an "international style" in its various local versions/5(5). Baroque architecture, architectural style originating in late 16th-century Italy and lasting in some regions until the 18th century. It had its origins in the Counter-Reformation, when the Catholic Church launched an overtly emotional and sentimental appeal to the faithful through art and architecture. There is some interesting material about the Baroque age which puts the architectural stuff in context, and the book is very attractively presented, with lots of nice black and white photographs and a few colour plates. If you are interested in learning about Baroque architecture this is probably a 4/5(1). The two foremost names in Baroque architecture are Bernini and Borromini, both of whom worked primarily in Rome.. Two masterpieces of Gian Lorenzo Bernini are found at St Peter's. One is the four-story baldachin that stands over the high altar. 14 (A baldachin is an indoor canopy over a respected object, such as an altar or throne.) The other is the curving colonnades that frame St Peter's Square.

  In ecclesiastic architecture, Baroque additions to Renaissance interiors often included an ornate baldachin (baldacchino), originally called a ciborium, over the high altar in a church. The baldacchino designed by Gianlorenzo Bernini () for the Renaissance-era St. Peter's Basilica is an icon of Baroque building.   The first Baroque building in the kingdom of Hungary was the Jesuit church of Trvana that was built to resemble the Gesu Church in Rome.. In Russian sovereignty, Baroque architecture underwent three phases. That is, the first Moscow Baroque that involved the use of white decoration on the brick walls that were red common with the construction of ancient churches, the second was the . This fascinating book offers the first comprehensive study in English of Baldassare Longhena (–), the indispensable architect of the Venetian Baroque. While Longhena's legacy is most visible in his iconic Madonna della Salute, the 17th-century basilica devoted to the Virgin.   Baroque and Rococo Art and Architecture by Robert Neuman is a beautiful, elegantly written book that covers the years Despite the warning about books and their covers, in this case the cover really does capture the essence of what's inside/5(16).

I got the book specifically to familiarize myself with the architecture, and as the text p So this book gets five because the Baroque faithfully presented amazes. It’s a beautifully photographed catalogue of Baroque works across all of Europe and it demonstrates /5. The Baroque (UK: / b ə ˈ r ɒ k /, US: / b ə ˈ r oʊ k /; French:) is a style of architecture, music, dance, painting, sculpture and other arts that flourished in Europe from the early 17th century until the s. In the territories of the Spanish and Portuguese empires including the Iberian Peninsula it continued, together with new styles, until the first decade of the s. Architecture, painting, and sculpture. The arts present an unusual diversity in the Baroque period, chiefly because currents of naturalism and classicism coexisted and intermingled with the typical Baroque style. Indeed, Annibale Carracci and Caravaggio, the two Italian painters who decisively broke with Mannerism in the s and thus helped usher in the Baroque style, painted, respectively. The Baroque Revival, also known as Neo-Baroque (or Second Empire architecture in France and Wilhelminism in Germany), was an architectural style of the late 19th century. The term is used to describe architecture and architectural sculptures which display important aspects of Baroque style, but are not of the original Baroque period. Elements of the Baroque architectural tradition were an.