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Pretty solid overview of the field, from what I can tell. There is some interesting material about the Baroque age which puts the architectural stuff in context, and the book is very attractively presented, with lots of nice black and white photographs and a few colour plates. If you are interested in learning about Baroque architecture this is probably a good starting point. The language is fairly academic in style, but I'm not an architect and I didn't find it overly difficult to follow.
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