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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
6. Rococo Architecture of Turkey
The Rococo is a European architectural style, but that doesn't mean it stayed in Europe. In this lesson, we'll see how it ended up in Turkey and what it looked like there.
7. 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.
8. 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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