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Posted on 12 October, 2016

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Maureen Caelli’s Baroque Italianate Palazzo Dolls House

Baroque Exteriors

Baroque architects thought of a building as a kind of giant sculpture, a single mass to be shaped according to their requirements. The idea of movement was also an important element, achieved by the use curves and counter-curves, which became a dominant motif. Facades utilized columns, pilasters, cornices, or pediments, all of which must appear as a cohesive whole, obeying the strict laws of symmetry.

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Posted by Susan Downing

Categories: Baroque, exteriors


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