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Ch 5: Rococo Architecture

About This Chapter

These bite-sized architecture lessons are designed to help you quickly improve your understanding of Rococo architecture. Access the chapter's lessons and quizzes at any time to study for exams, boost your grades, get ahead in class or finish homework/class assignments.

Rococo Architecture - Chapter Summary

For an overview of the characteristics of Rococo architecture, take a look at this series of fun architectural design lessons. Available at any time of day or night, the chapter helps you see the differences between Rococo and Baroque architecture, as well as the characteristics of Rococo architecture from different countries. The chapter is taught by expert instructors who are also available to answer any questions you may have. Take the accompanying lesson quizzes and chapter exam to make sure you fully understand the basics of Rococo architecture. Studying this chapter can help you:

  • Describe Rococo architecture in several European countries, including France, Italy, England and Poland
  • Compare Rococo and Baroque architecture
  • Evaluate the characteristics of Filipino and Turkish Rococo architecture

7 Lessons in Chapter 5: Rococo Architecture
Rococo Architecture in France

1. Rococo Architecture in France

Learn about the emergence of a new style originating at the famous Palace of Versailles. Explore its unique characteristics and development throughout France.

Rococo vs. Baroque Architecture

2. Rococo vs. Baroque Architecture

Architecture can express power and drama, or it can be light and airy. In 16th and 18th century Europe, two styles developed that demonstrate these differences. In this lesson, explore the differences between Baroque and Rococo architecture.

Rococo Architecture in Italy

3. Rococo Architecture in Italy

Discover the most famous examples of the Rococo style in Italian architecture. Learn about their beautiful interiors and the designers who brought them to life.

English Rococo Architecture

4. English Rococo Architecture

Explore the stunning and elaborate interiors of buildings whose exterior might be considered quite plain. Learn about key examples showing the influence of Rococo design on English architecture.

Rococo Architecture in the Philippines

5. Rococo Architecture in the Philippines

The Rococo was an artistic style most associated with France, so how'd it end up in the Philippines? We'll explore this question and find out how Filipino styles resulted in a very unique interpretation of the Rococo.

Rococo Architecture of Poland

6. Rococo Architecture of Poland

The Rococo was a prominent aesthetic of the 18th century, and it can be found across Europe. In this lesson, we'll look at the Rococo in Poland, and see what traits defined it here.

Rococo Architecture: Characteristics & Style

7. Rococo Architecture: Characteristics & Style

In this lesson you will learn about the major characteristics and contexts of the Rococo period of architecture, as well as some of the most famous buildings from that time period.

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