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 o…

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Hoppe, Stephan, “Baroque architecture”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Executive editor of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy. Consulted online on 24 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160321

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