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Baroque architecture
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1. Definition

Neither in general use nor among scholars is there any agreement on the meaning of the term Baroque achitecture. In one sense, it can refer to architecture of the period known as the Baroque (between approx. 1580/1600 and 1770). In this usage, it includes buildings differing greatly in style and displaying characteristics not only of the B…

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Hoppe, Stephan, “Baroque architecture”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 05 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_017341>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160321

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