Arts and Humanities Through The Eras: The Age of the Baroque by Edward Bleiberg

By Edward Bleiberg

This excellent reference set at the humanities and the humanities in historical past is released by means of Thomson Gale, a credible writer within the reference publication publishing enterprise. they've got introduced jointly a number of students within the fields of the arts and the humanities, each one a expert of their specific element of this set. each one quantity is set a special historic period and will stand by itself. This reference set is a compilation of attention-grabbing info on 9 disciplines: structure and layout, dance, type, literature, track, philosophy, faith, theater, and visible arts during the heritage of Western civilization, relatively Europe. The 5 volumes of this set are divided in response to the historic eras of old Egypt, old Greece and Rome, Medieval Europe, Renaissance Europe, and the Age of the Baroque and the Enlightenment.

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While his architecture in this period made use of classical design elements, the artist played imaginatively with these features to create spaces that made use of repetition and a seemingly strange juxtaposition of objects. Michelangelo later rejected his own highly personal style when he became overseer of the construction of the new St. Peter’s in the mid-sixteenth century. At this time his designs returned to the more thoroughly classical style of the High Renaissance. Yet his works in and around Florence inspired a taste for Mannerist design continued by architects like Giorgio Vasari, Giulio Romano, and Bartolommeo Ammanati.

1745 At Potsdam outside Berlin the building of the Rococo pleasure palace, Sansouci (meaning “without a care”), begins on the grounds of the Prussian king’s principal country palace. 1752 The fantastically ornate and elegant Cuvilliés Theater is completed for the kings of Bavaria in Munich. After this date the fashion for the ornate and fantastically decorated Rococo style will begin to fade in favor of greater naturalism and classical detail. 1757 The building of the Panthéon begins at Paris according to designs set down by Germain Soufflot.

A member of the Catholic reform order of the Theatines, Guarini spent his youth in Rome, where he became aware of the experiments with new forms and styles being conducted by Maderno, Borromini, and Bernini. As he came to maturity, he became one of the great traveling architects of the seventeenth century, designing buildings in Sicily, Paris, and at Lisbon, as well as completing from a distance designs for churches at Munich and Prague.

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