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Baroque Architecture : 1600-1750 : Large Sized Hardcover Book - Frederique Lemerle

Baroque Architecture : 1600-1750

Large Sized Hardcover Book

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This is a comprehensive monograph on the most lavish, whimsical, and inventive era in the history of architecture, from the cathedrals of Rome to the palaces of Russia.

It is beautifully illustrated and written by two authorities on sixteenth- and seventeenth-century art and architecture, leads the reader through the major styles and trends of Baroque architecture throughout Europe and beyond, and provides a fascinating account of how the Baroque developed in relation to the unique urban culture of each nation where the style became popular.

To admire the undulating facade of Romeas San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane, to walk through the Palace of Versailles' lavish succession of rooms, or to marvel at the seemingly endless array of columns and windows in St. Petersburg's Winter Palace is to observe architecture in the act of glorifying the key powers of the day, the empire, wealth, the Church, and even mankind's inventiveness.

In-depth coverage of the architecture of France and Italy is coupled with serious analysis on how the style developed in Spain, Portugal, Poland, Russia, and Scandinavia, as well as in the Spanish and Portuguese colonies in the Americas.

Giving the richest and most complete account of its history to date, this is an essential introduction to Baroque architecture for the general reader.

About the Author

Frederique Lemerle is author of several books and articles on Baroque architecture. She is the director of research at the Centre d'Etudes Supérieures de la Renaissance (C.N.R.S.), in Tours, France. Yves Pauwels is professor of art history and architecture at the University of Tours. He has written several books on architecture of the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries, including Renaissance Architecture (1998), co-authored with Frédérique Lemerle.

"This is a wonderful book for artists and architects as well as anyone who enjoys a tour of the great cities of Europe." "Newsday

""A fine addition to any architecture library." "PaperCity Magazine Houston

""A luscious feat of publishing...completely astounding." Joyhog.com

"Baroque"?p. 7
Figures of Effectivenessp. 14
New urban sensibilities, new cities: the age of town planningp. 16
The apogee of military architecturep. 20
The circulation of ideas and forms: architecture on paperp. 29
Italian Architectural Rhetoricp. 42
Rome, the great workshop of the Baroquep. 44
Baroque Italyp. 82
Architecture a la francaisep. 104
Changes in tastep. 106
The acme of the French mannerp. 116
The Hispanic Worldp. 162
Architecture in Spain and in Portugalp. 164
The South American coloniesp. 182
Baroque in Northern and Eastern Europep. 188
Architecture in the Germanic lands and Eastern Europep. 190
Northern Europep. 207
The Close of the Baroque Erap. 225
Bibliographyp. 231
Indexp. 237
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ISBN: 9782080300621
ISBN-10: 2080300628
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 247
Published: 27th October 2008
Country of Publication: FR
Dimensions (cm): 29.5 x 22.4  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 1.713
Edition Number: 1