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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You won't be immediately impressed from the outside, but as you step inside you'll find what is considered to be one of the finest examples of high baroque architecture in Europe.
There aren't many cruise ships that call in at the Italian city of Lecce either, nicknamed the "Florence of the South" for its grand Baroque architecture, or the fascinating UNESCO hilltop town of Urbino.
Vienna is one of the world's most dynamic and culturally rich cities boasting baroque architecture, museums and art galleries.
The iconic Business District building - described as a magnificent example of English Baroque architecture - is a social media star with photographers capturing its unique exterior, restored interior, or world-famous Burne-Jones stained glass.
A major earthquake in 1849 caused great damage to church, which was built seven years later, in 1856, featuring its present Baroque architecture and trompe l'oeil ceilings.
Ecuador and Galapagos Islands Destination highlights include: Ecuador, South America's most biodiverse country; Al Gold Altar, Artistic Avenues, 16th Century San Franciso Monastery and La Compania Church, the exquisite Jesuit cathedral with its spectacular Spanish baroque architecture that took more than 160 years in the making; and Charles Darwain Research Station.
The other artist Camilla Borghese specialises in architecture dating from the Roman Empire passing through the Renaissance period and even to the Baroque architecture in Rome.
Valletta, a city with a rich historical and cultural past, offers much for visitors to explore, including some of Europe's finest baroque architecture as well as many museums.
Saint John the Baptist Church, sitting near the bank of the Bato River, is another Spanish-era religious spot that sports a unique Baroque architecture that seems to transport you back in time.
13 to mark the Allied firebombing of the city in World war Two which killed 25,000 people and destroyed its baroque architecture.
the restoration / restructuring of the organ of saint-loup must answer four major issues and objectives declined without priority order: 1) the integrated re-inscription of the instrument in an exceptional baroque architecture, Not only restoring new aesthetic and balanced relations of the buffet with respect to the architectural space, But also by restoring to this baroque space the musical dimension which constituted the first essence.
Ros Kerslake, chief executive of the Heritage Lottery Fund, said: "This final architectural work of Sir John Vanbrugh, Seaton Delaval Hall, is a particularly fine example of Baroque architecture in England, with an equally rare and important designed landscape.