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Ch 3: Baroque Architecture

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Review the characteristics of Baroque architecture with this convenient online chapter. These mobile-friendly lessons and quizzes can help you solidify your understanding of Baroque architecture for class assignments, upcoming exams, projects or just for fun.

Baroque Architecture - Chapter Summary

Check out this chapter on Baroque architecture to learn about the style's characteristics and famous structures. These short lessons also show you how Baroque architecture differs between several countries. Included in this chapter are lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to help you retain your knowledge of this architectural style. You'll be able to work through the chapter at your own pace and submit questions to our expert instructors if you have any. The chapter is also available at any time of day or night, which helps you study whenever you have free time in your schedule. By the end of the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Recognize Baroque palaces in Germany, Italy and France
  • Evaluate the characteristics of Baroque architecture from France, England, Italy, the Netherlands, Germany and Spain
  • Compare Baroque architecture from Mexico, Russia and the Philippines

10 Lessons in Chapter 3: Baroque Architecture
French Baroque Architecture: Characteristics & Examples

1. French Baroque Architecture: Characteristics & Examples

In this lesson, explore the gorgeous French palaces and cathedrals that immortalized Baroque architecture and became an influence in all of Europe. We will also learn about the most defining characteristics of buildings from this period.

Italian Baroque Architecture: Characteristics & Examples

2. Italian Baroque Architecture: Characteristics & Examples

Light and shadow. Color and curves. Can you express mystery and drama in architecture? In this lesson, explore Italian Baroque architecture, learn characteristics and see examples of it.

Dutch Baroque Architecture: Characteristics & Examples

3. Dutch Baroque Architecture: Characteristics & Examples

In this lesson, learn about the main characteristics of Baroque architecture in The Netherlands, and discover some of the distinctive churches and palaces built during the Dutch Baroque period.

Russian Baroque Architecture: Characteristics & Examples

4. Russian Baroque Architecture: Characteristics & Examples

In this lesson, learn about the most important characteristics of Russian Baroque architecture. Explore some examples of beautiful cathedrals and civic buildings created during this period and that became important landmarks of Russian history and architecture.

Spanish Baroque Architecture: Characteristics & Examples

5. Spanish Baroque Architecture: Characteristics & Examples

In this lesson, learn about the most defining characteristics of Baroque Architecture in Spain. Together we will explore great examples of squares, palaces, cathedrals and other architectural elements that defined this period.

Baroque Architecture of the Philippines: Characteristics & Examples

6. Baroque Architecture of the Philippines: Characteristics & Examples

In this lesson, learn about the most important characteristics of Baroque architecture in The Philippines. Explore some examples of interesting churches, built during this period and that are now considered world heritage sites.

German Baroque Architecture: Characteristics & Examples

7. German Baroque Architecture: Characteristics & Examples

In this lesson, discover some of the magnificent churches and grandiose palaces that were built in Germany during the Baroque period. Learn about the main characteristics this style had in German architecture.

Mexican Baroque Architecture: Characteristics & Examples

8. Mexican Baroque Architecture: Characteristics & Examples

The Baroque spread across Europe, taking on slightly different traits in each nation. Then it crossed the Atlantic Ocean. In this lesson, we'll check out the Mexican Baroque, and see what makes it entirely distinct from anything else in the world.

English Baroque Architecture: Characteristics & Examples

9. English Baroque Architecture: Characteristics & Examples

Did you know that a huge fire led to the emergence of English Baroque architecture? In this lesson, we'll look at different examples English Baroque architecture so that you can gain an understanding of the characteristics of this unique style.

Baroque Palaces in France, Germany & Italy

10. Baroque Palaces in France, Germany & Italy

Baroque architecture can be found all over the world. What is it and why is it so significant? In this lesson, we will look at what Baroque architecture is and see some of its most extravagant structures: palaces.

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