The predominant style of Western European architecture in the 17th century and early 18th century, found also in former European colonies. It is characterized by exuberant decoration, curvaceous forms and spatially complex compositions.
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Images from Prof Jeffery Howe, Boston College, of Rubens' houses and the Church of St Charles Borromeo in Antwerp, Chateau Vaux-le-Vicomte and Versailles, France.
Images and information on buildings in the Baroque style and their architects, provided by Great Buildings Online.
Baroque Rome in the Etchings of Giuseppe Vasi
Vasi published 10 books of etchings of the monuments of Rome (1746-61), which can be seen here alongside photographs of the same locations today.
History of Baroque Architecture
Photographs of several notable Baroque churches in Rome. Part of History of Western Architecture from the Leo Masuda Architectonic Research Office.
St Paul's Cathedral, London
The official site of the magnificent Baroque church designed by Sir Christopher Wren in 1673. It has an illustrated chronology and 360-degree panoramas that require QuickTime VR.
Triumph of the Baroque, Architecture in Europe: 1600-1750
A virtual tour of the exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, United States, 21 May - 9 October 2000.
Elegant bilingual official site offering history, guided tour via an interactive map, 360-degree panoramas, gallery of masterpieces and visitor information.
Wikipedia: Baroque Architecture
An illustrated history and description of the style.
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