Baroque architecture


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Baroque architecture

(1600–1760)
A style named for the French word meaning bizarre, fantastic or irregular. It was the most lavish of all styles, both in its use of materials and the effects that it achieved. Mannerist styles were often adopted and carried to the extreme as bold, opulent and intentionally distorted. Pediments are broken and facades designed with undulating forms, while interiors are more theatrical, exhibiting a dramatic combination of architecture, sculpture, painting and the decorative arts.
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