Baroque Architecture

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Random House Incorporated, 1986 - Architecture - 223 pages
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A survey of Baroque architecture covers churches, palaces, and city plans, shows architectural details, and discusses the influence of the movement

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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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About the author (1986)

Norberg-Schulz took a degree in architecture at the Zurich Polytechnic in 1949. He studied the history of architecture at Harvard University and in Rome (history of architecture and technology of construction with Pier Luigi Nervi), becoming a professor in 1964. He participated in the Norwegian CIAM group in 1950; other members included Sverre Fehn and Jorn Utzon. Beginning 1966 he was a professor of architecture in the Department of Architecture at Oslo. He was awarded a degree ad honorem at Hanover in 1978, and the Gold Medal of the French Academy of Architecture.

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