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I. Use and History of the Term – II. Architecture and Landscaping – III. Painting and Sculpture – IV. Literature – V. Music

I. Use and History of the Term

Initially a pejorative designation for irregular and un-natural elements of architecture following the Renaissance, the term “Baroque” has, since J. Burckhardt (1855) and Heinrich Wölfflin (1888), been revaluated into a term describing an artistic, literary, and music…

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Sparn, Walter, Hüttel, Richard, Mikuda-Hüttel, Barbara, Kühlmann, Wilhelm and Hagel, Doris, “Baroque”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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