The Story of Baroque Architecture

The Story of Baroque Architecture

by Claudia Zanlungo
     
 

Part of a new, accesibly written, and generously illustrated series on architecture through the ages, this book features interior and exterior photographs, detailed images, drawings, and plans. The book offers a general introduction to Baroque, discusses the characteristics of the style, and the commonly used techniques and materials. Originating in the late

Overview

Part of a new, accesibly written, and generously illustrated series on architecture through the ages, this book features interior and exterior photographs, detailed images, drawings, and plans. The book offers a general introduction to Baroque, discusses the characteristics of the style, and the commonly used techniques and materials. Originating in the late sixteenth century and continuing to the early 1900s, Baroque swept the globe, from Europe to South America. The period is distinguished by complex architectural shapes designed to heighten emotion and dramatize experience. Buildings from this period are celebrated for their grandeur, intricate embellishments, and gilded statary. Renowned Baroque architects include Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Francesco Borromini, and Guariono Guarini.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783791345956
Publisher:
Prestel Publishing
Publication date:
09/25/2012
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Claudia Zanlungo is a curator and writer on architecture. She lives in Berlin.

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